Alfonso Venegas

Harlingen, TX

Mr. Venegas provides representation before immigration courts, assists with visa requests before the Department of Homeland Security, and handles consular processing worldwide.
Mr. Venegas has many years of experience advising individuals and corporations on immigration and commercial matters in Mexico, the United States and Spain.

His global immigration practice is comprised of advising individuals in naturalization, citizenship and visa applications, as well as companies in placing their employees internationally.

He has received recognition for his work as a volunteer in pro bono initiatives with various organizations, including ProBar in Texas and the Victim's Compensation Fund for the Victims of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks in New York.

Mr. Venegas has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and is a member of various organizations, including among others, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Houston Maritime Arbitration Association and the Illustrious Bar Association of Mexico (Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de Mexico). He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration & Naturalization Law 80%
  • Fiancé Petitions
  • Waivers
  • Citizenship & Naturalization
  • Visas
  • Deportation & Removal
  • Global Immigration
  • Family Based Immigration
  • Non-Immigrant Business Visas
  • Violence Against Women Act
  • Asylum
  • Commercial law
  • Mexican Law
  • Real Estate in Mexico 20%

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Mexico, 1992
  • New York, 2000
  • Spain, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2010


  • Universidad de Valencia Facultad de Derecho, Valencia
    • LL.M. - 2006
    • Major: Maritime Law
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • LL.M. - 1995
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Major: Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Maritime Arbitration Association, Member
  • Illustrious Bar Association of Mexico (Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de Mexico), Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Victims Compensation Fund for the victims of Sept. 11th Terrorist Attacks in New York
  • Pro Bar, South Texas - Pro bono Representation to Immigrants
  • Trial Lawyers Care, Free Legal Help for 9-11 Victims, 2001 to 2002

Ancillary Businesses

  • Real Estate in Mexico and Spain
  • Immigration to Mexico and Spain


  • English
  • Spanish