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Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States of America, and the most populous city in the state of Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within a land area of 599.6 square miles. It is the economic center of Houston – The Woodlands – Sugar Land, which is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with over 6 million people.
An extensive analysis of the 2000 and 2010 censuses by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research found the Greater Houston metropolitan area grew by a whopping 1.2 million people and increased by more than 123,000 per year over the decade.
“Houston capitalized on its closeness to Latin America, its emergence as a major destination for immigrants from around the world, the area’s pro-business policies, low cost of living, significant job growth and location in the fastest-growing state in the nation.” - Michael Emerson, co-director of the Kinder Institute.
The secret of Houston’s phenomenal growth over the past decade doesn’t come primarily from relocating or retiring Americans, but from first-generation immigrants and from their children born in Houston. Over 115,000 new jobs were created in the Houston area in the 2012 calendar year, marking a significant growth streak. This makes an ideal situation for people from abroad who want to immigrate to Houston, especially through work visas.
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the doors have been opened for Canadians and businesses seeking to enter the US markets. As a result, US Work Visa applications for Canadian businesses and professionals are now being accepted through a streamlined process.
Our immigration lawyers have the knowledge to let you know if you will qualify to immigrate to Houston. Getting an assessment is easy, just contact us here and book an appointment that is convenient for you. We will ask you series of questions and will spend about 15-30 minutes in a virtual meeting to determine if this would be a good fit for you and your family.
If you plan on migrating to Houston, Texas then you’ll want an immigration lawyer who knows the ins and outs of US immigration. Our firm has offices throughout North America, but our corporate office is in Toronto. Even though our main office is not located in Texas, if you watch the video above you will quickly see we are able to help anyone in the world immigrate to Houston.
Our immigration lawyers have over 30 years combined experience and have successfully processed thousands of US visa applications. We are fully confident we can help you with your immigration matter too! You can get in touch with us here.
Houston’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, and during the summer months it is common for the temperature to reach over 90°F (32 °C). For those coming from cooler climates it is important to plan activities and wardrobe that will be safe in the intense Houston sun. One of Houston’s most popular landmarks is the Houston Galleria, which houses 350 stores, hotels, an ice skating rink, office towers, and other facilities. The city has the third tallest skyline in North America (pictured above) and one of the top 10 in the world.
Once you arrive to Houston and get settled in your new home, you may be interested in the following:
When you work with our immigration law firm we make sure we give and provide you with all the resources you’ll need to settle properly in your new country. If you are interested in immigrating to Houston, be sure to contact our law firm to get an assessment of your case with one of our immigration experts.
“Ms. Zhang, I am satisfied to report that I have just received today the decision on my waiver re-application in the mail. The decision was favorable, whereby I have been granted temporary access to the United States for two (2) years, effective from June 13th, 2011. It is unfortunate that it was not granted with a longer expiration date. Nonetheless, I will ensure to begin the re-application process well in advance of the expiration date of June 12th, 2013, to ensure we don’t experience any lapses as experienced during this most recent process. Based on the information that you have, please ensure to notify me should you determine a more suitable time when I should begin the re-application process. Again, my sincerest appreciation for the work and support that you and office have furnished to me in gaining this entry waiver. With sincerest appreciation.”
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