Robert Cates is a law graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law admitted to the State Bar of Texas to practice law since 2012. He was born and raised in Huntsville, TX. As the son of a Colombian immigrant and a native Texan, Robert knows firsthand how difficult it can be for immigrants to navigate the nation’s complex laws and regulations, and the harm that can be done by unlicensed and unethical individuals that take advantage of clients’ desperation. He also knows all too well the struggles of immigrants under the current administration with the social and political stigmas of undocumented status.
Robert has numerous years of experience in immigration law primarily in the areas of deportation defense and family- based/employment-based Immigration. Specifically, he has successfully represented thousands of clients for Stateside Provisional Waivers, waivers of inadmissibility for misrepresentation, unlawful presence and alien smuggling, adjustment of status, deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), benefits under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA), the Cuban Adjustment Act, benefits for Same-Sex Couples, L-1A Intracompany Transferee visas, E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader and Investor Visas, and H-1B visas for Specialty Occupation workers to name a few. He has also litigated several cases before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (immigration court) and The Board of Immigration.
Date(s) - Oct 7, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am