Karla R. Prieto

Houston Immigration Lawyer undefined

Karla Prieto believes the practice of law should be based on commitment, professionalism, and honesty. As a senior associate at Fong • Ilagan, she has built her reputation on these principles and garnered the trust of clients from the world over.

Karla serves as an adjunct professor at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, teaching specialized areas such as immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions, consular practice, as well as inadmissibility and waivers for both employment and family-based immigration.

Karla was born in Houston, Texas and spent part of her childhood and teenage years living in Mexico. She returned to the United States, began working in an immigration law firm, and quickly developed an interest in the American legal system. She worked as a legal assistant while attending the University of Houston and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Gloucestershire in England. After returning to the United States, she attended South Texas College of Law and earned her Juris Doctor degree. Karla regularly volunteers at phone banks and other community events.

Areas of Focus

  • Employment-based nonimmigrant petitions including H-1B, L-1, TN, E-1, and E-2
  • PERM labor certifications
  • Employment-based permanent residence
  • Family-based permanent residence
  • Consular processing
  • DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
  • VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
  • I-601 Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Naturalization

To learn more about Karla and how our Houston immigration attorneys can help you, please reach out to our firm today at (713) 766-0556.

Advantages To You

It's not what we do, its how we do it.
  • Big Picture

    Our perspective on your international personnel allows you to maximize U.S. opportunities while mitigating operational risk.

  • Industry Knowledge
    & Practice

    Our experience includes; energy, engineering, healthcare, technology, manufacturing
    and more.

  • Texas Friendly

    Our clients are from around the world, with operations throughout the U.S., but we never forget the state motto of Texas is “friendship.” Go on, Google it.

Firm Accolades

  • Board Certified
    Board Certified
  • Best Lawyers US News
    Best Lawyers US News
  • Best Lawyers Gary
    Best Lawyers Gary
  • AV Preeminent
    AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • Chambers
    Chambers
  • Avvo
    Avvo
  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

Our Core Values

Industry Experience Paired with Client Focus
  1. Integrity—Honesty and trustworthiness.
  2. Hard-working—We know how hard you work; we do too.
  3. Cost effective—Our service meets or exceeds industry standards
  4. Creative Solutions—What box?
  5. Personal Service—Texas friendly!
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