Olsa Alikaj-Cano

Top rated immigration attorney in Houston, Texas

Cano Immigration, PLLC
Olsa Alikaj-Cano
Cano Immigration, PLLC

Practice Areas: Immigration; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2008

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Languages Spoken: Albanian, English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

Cano Immigration, PLLC

12141 Wickchester Lane
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77079 Visit website


Attorney Olsa Alikaj-Cano is the founder and principal of Cano Immigration, PLLC, in Houston, Texas. Board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and possessing more than 12 years of total legal experience, Ms. Alikaj-Cano provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Houston metro and all across the state, as well as around the world, who have serious and pressing immigration-related legal challenges they need to address.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Alikaj-Cano has gained a reputation as a staunch advocate for the rights and entitlements of her clients, and she has achieved notable success helping a diverse range of clients realize their goals of a better life in the United States. She has focused on immigration law her entire career, and she has become a recognized leader in her field.

As such, Ms. Alikaj-Cano accepted an invitation from the mayor of Houston to serve on the Houston Area Council Against Human Trafficking, and she serves on the board of UNICEF USA Southwest Region. She is also highly active with the American Immigration Lawyers Association and its Texas Chapter, and she has conducted many lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics related to immigration law.

Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Alikaj-Cano has earned designation as one of the Top Women in Immigration and one of the Top Women Attorneys in Texas. She has also received the pro bono certificate from the State Bar of Texas, the Pro Bono College for her selfless contributions to her profession and those less fortunate in her region.

A 2001 graduate of the University of Texas System, El Paso, Ms. Alikaj-Cano attended the University of Houston Law Center, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2006. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, and she routinely practices before the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Practice areas

Immigration: consumer, Immigration: business

Focus areas

Asylum, Naturalization & citizenship

  • 60% Immigration: consumer
  • 40% Immigration: business

First Admitted: 2008, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://canoimmigration.com/attorneys/olsa-alikaj-cano/

  • Texas Super Lawyer   2019, 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star   2016, 2017, 2018
  • Top Women in Immigration   2018, 2019, 2020
  • Top Women Attorneys in Texas   2018, 2019, 2020
  • Pro Bono Attorney for the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Pro Bono Attorney for the Tahirih Justice Center
  • HACHT Houston Area Council Against Human Trafficking Task Force, Council Member invited by the Houston Mayor   2016-2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Texas International Law Section – Member
  • International Bar Association (IBA)]
  • U.S. Supreme Court, Texas State Bar, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • UNICEF USA, Southwest Region – Board Member
  • World Affairs Council of Greater Houston – Member
  • The Albanian American Association of Greater Houston – Member
  • AILA TX Chapter-Member of Executive Committee, AILA Texas Chapter Houston ICE Liaison, AILA TX Chapter Advocacy Liaison
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), AILA New Member Division Liaison, AILA National ICE Liaison
Educational Background:
  • B.A. Honors Degree University of Texas at El Paso
Industry Groups:
  • Immigration

Office location for Olsa Alikaj-Cano

12141 Wickchester Lane
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77079

Phone: 832-288-2727


5 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

Certificates and credentials

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Immigration and Nationality Law

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