Oralia De Luna

Top rated immigration attorney in Houston, Texas

De Luna Law Offices, P.C.
Oralia De Luna
De Luna Law Offices, P.C.

Practice Areas: Immigration; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2003

Education: Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Languages Spoken: Danish, English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
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De Luna Law Offices, P.C.

1627 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX 77006 Visit website

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Working out of the Houston, Texas office, Oralia De Luna is the founder of De Luna Law Offices, P.C., which has its second office in Edinburg, Texas. She is an immigration law attorney assisting clients throughout the United States and U.S. consulates and embassies around the world with various matters such as visa processing, naturalization, immigration waivers, reentry permits and more. 

A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley graduate, Ms. De Luna studied law at the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law and was licensed to practice in Texas in 2003. She is a seasoned attorney with more than 19 years of experience in the immigration field. Her clients include corporate employees, families and individuals who are looking to immigrate to the U.S. 

Trilingual in English, Spanish and Danish, Ms. De Luna has helped clients with naturalization, green card processing and complex federal litigation issues. She has zealously represented many clients before the U.S. immigration courts and the U.S. embassies and consulates, helping them build new and better lives in the United States. Being a first-generation American, she relates to and understands the struggles that immigrants face and strives to make the legal process easier and less stressful for them. 

Ms. De Luna plays an active role in her community and legal circle; she offers pro bono legal services to human trafficking victims in the U.S. and maintains professional memberships in the following organizations:

  • Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Pan American Round Table of Houston 
  • Hispanic Women in Leadership
  • The State Bar of Texas, Immigration Law Section & LGBT Law Section

Recognized by the American Institute of Legal Counsel on its list of 10 Best Attorneys for immigration in Texas, Ms. De Luna is a reliable and compassionate attorney. She ensures that her clients are well-informed of the case status throughout the legal process. Since 2010, she has been consistently named on Houston's Top Lawyers list by H Texas magazine. She is frequently invited to speak on various topics related to immigration law at conferences, symposiums and on television programs.

Practice areas

Immigration: consumer, Immigration: business

Focus areas

Asylum, Naturalization & citizenship

  • 70% Immigration: consumer
  • 30% Immigration: business

First Admitted: 2003, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.delunafirm.com/oralia-de-luna/

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • HuffPost Article: "Attorney Oralia De Luna Talks On Matters of Immigration Reform in the U.S." HUFFPOST, by Roz a Gee http://bit.ly/2f3IusS, 2017
Honors/Awards:
  • Texas Super Lawyers recognition, Immigration Law, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2021
  • Pro Bono and legal services to the community in conjunction with educating the immigrant community regarding immigration laws, Valuable Collaboration, Service to the community, Uniendo Naciones [Uniting Countries] Non-profit organization, 2022
  • Exceptional & Outstanding Client Service, BEST 10 LAW FIRMS~ IMMIGRATION LAW, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2022
  • Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, Best 10 Immigration Attorneys~ Texas, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2022
  • Texas Super Lawyers recognition, Immigration Law~ Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters, 2022
  • Exceptional & Outstanding Client Service- Immigration, Best 10 Law Firms Immigration, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2021
  • Top 10 Immigration Attorneys, Texas, Top 10 Immigration Attorneys, Best of the Best, 2021
  • IMMIGRATION LAW Exceptional and Outstanding client service, BEST 10 IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS-TEXAS, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF LEGAL COUNSEL, 2021
  • Listed since 2010, Note* HTexas was unable to publish magazine Fall 2021 however the recognition was announced approx April 2021 to attorneys who made the list for such recognition., Houston Top Lawyers~ Immigration, HTexas, 2021
  • Immigration Law~ Texas, Best 10 Immigration Attorneys, American Immigration of Legal Counsel, 2020
  • 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously and appear under Immigration Law, Houston's Top Lawyers, HTexas magazine, 2020
  • Immigration attorneys. selection to this list provided independent third-party validation of me as an attorney, and  my practice., Top 10 2020 immigration attorneys, Best of the Best, 2020
  • OUSTANDING CLIENT SERVICE AND CLIENT SATISFACTION-IMMIGRATION LAW, BEST 10 LAW FIRMS- TEXAS, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF LEGAL COUNSEL, 2020
  • IMMIGRATION LAW - OUTSTANDING CLIENT SERVICE AND CLIENT SATISFACTION, BEST 10 LAW FIRMS- TEXAS, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF LEGAL COUNSEL, 2019
  • IMMIGRATION LAW- TEXAS, BEST 10 IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2019
  • 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously and appear under Immigration Law, HOUSTON'S TOP LAWYERS, HTEXAS MAGAZINE, 2019
  • OUSTANDING CLIENT SERVICE- IMMIGRATION, BEST 10 LAW FIRMS- TEXAS, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF LEGAL COUNSEL, 2018
  • IMMIGRATION LAW, BEST 10 IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2018
  • 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously - IMMIGRATION LAW, HOUSTON'S TOP LAWYERS, HTEXAS MAGAZINE, 2018
  • 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously ~ Immigration Law, HOUSTON''S TOP LAWYERS, HTEXAS Magazine, 2017
  • http://bit.ly/2f3IusSInterviewed by Roz A Gee Sept 2017 please click link above to see article., "Attorney Oralia De Luna Talks On Matters of Immigration Reform in the U.S.", HUFFPOST, 2017
  • 2017-2020 Immigration law/ Texas, Best 10 Attorneys, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2017
  • 2017-2020 Immigration / Texas Outstanding Client Service and client  satisfaction, Best 10 Law Firms - TEXAS, American Institute of legal counsel, 2017
  • 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously / Immigration Law, Houston's Top Lawyers, HTexas Magazine, 2016
  • 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously - Immigration Law, HOUSTON'S TOP LAWYERS, HTexas Magazine, 2015
  • IMMIGRATION LAW ~ 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously, HOUSTON'S TOP LAWYERS, HTexas Magazine, 2014
  • 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously ~ Immigration Law, HOUSTON'S TOP LAWYERS, HTexas Magazine, 2013
  • IMMIGRATION LAW 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously, HOUSTON'S TOP LAWYERS, HTexas Magazine, 2012
  • IMMIGRATION LAW 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously., Houston's Top Lawyers, HTexas Magazine, 2011
  • IMMIGRATION LAW / 2010-2020 / I have been listed as one Houston's Top Lawyers since 2010 continuously., HOUSTON'S TOP LAWYERS, HTEXAS Magazine, 2010
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Since 2005, I devote my pro bono service for victims of human and sex trafficking. These victims need a voice and have absolutely no income to seek the legal benefit they need in order to function and live in this country without the fear of removal from this country. The legal benefit will give them the freedom to live wherever they feel safe in the U.S. I have devoted my efforts wholeheartedly to this cause since 2005. Though not many victims come forward due to fear, the ones that bravely do so have no one in the U.S. and it is my heartfelt duty to help them., 2021
  • Provide pro bono services to "Families in Need" a nonprofit organization founded by Gabriela Elizondo Gonzales, 214 families to date. 2021-2022, 2022
  • Pro bono immigration services to community alongside Uniendo Naciones [Uniting Nations], non-profit organization that provides aid to the community., 2022
  • Speaker at IMMIGRATION FORUM, Edinburg Texas Sekula Library / Along with Mexican consul and Uniendo Naciones addressed pressing issues to the community's Q&A., 2021
  • Uniendo Naciones Charity Organization [Rio Grande Valley, South Texas] Devote pro bono time to its community giving lectures regarding immigration issues, updates and guidance to those financially in need who want to apply for US citizenship., 2021
  • Uniendo Naciones Charity Organization [Rio Grande Valley, South Texas] Devote pro bono time to its community giving lectures regarding immigration issues, updates and guidance to those financially in need who want to apply for US citizenship., 2020
  • DACA / Uniendo Naciones Charity Organization [Rio Grande Valley, South Texas]  DACAmented presentation for Dreamers, 2019
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Univision News interviewed me ~ to inform public of the present situation to those with current DACA [deferred action] to remain in the US. and how they and other Dreamers would be affected in the US. Stay or leave., SPEAKER, DACA & DREAMERS, UNIVISION TV NEWS, Immigration, Consular Services, Economy, DACA, Dreamers, 2021
  • Foreign Investors [E1, E2 visas]  Investments in the U.S., Interviewee, Immigration Law, TV Azteca , Immigrant Community, 2022
  • Speaker/Lecture on Upcoming Immigration Changes and potential Immigration reform and how immigrants lives can be affected for the better. Caveats on reaching out to notarios vs. legal representation., Speaker, Immigration Changes and Reform, Robert Sekula Library, Immigrant Community, 2021
  • Speaker/ Q&A and also informed pubic about pressing immigration issues and in addition how to about immigration scams which are prevalent and prey on those desperate to hear what they hope., Lecture, Latest News in Immigration, Radio AlegrateMaia, Immigration Community, Employment, 2021
  • Lectured audience on difficulties when applying for their naturalization. Red flags needed to be addressed prior to applying to avoid been denied naturalization and placed on removal/deportation to defend their green card status. Q&A at end of my lecture., SPEAKER, NATURALIZATION, UNIENDO NACIONES SOLO PARA SERVIR, Edinburg, Texas, Community, Immigration, 2020
  • Spoke about the life of a person who is currently in Deferred Action [immigration status], possibilities of this benefit and what many of DACAmented individuals have thrived in their education and employment lives and how they have contributed to this economy and education. Fears due to attempts by the new Presidential administration taking away this benefit. Q&A at end, Speaker, Immigration DACAMented, Uniendo Naciones Para Servir, Edinburg, TX, Community, Immigrants, Students, 2019
  • Family based presentation regarding various categories, Speaker, Immigration Forum, Latest News, City of Edinburg, Community, Immigration, Employers, Economy, 2018
  • Topic covered wide spectrum of statistics regarding mass deportation and the undocumented communities in this country., Interviewee, Attorney Oralia De Luna Talks on Matters of Immigration Reform in the U.S., HUFFPOST, Readers, Immigration, Economists, Employers, Family, 2017
  • Answered questions regarding Immigration topics in Family-based immigration, employment-based immigration; interacted with live audience. , Guest speaker, Immigration, Hot Topics, KYST920 Internet /internet based live Radio show, Internet Audience, Social Media Audience, Immigration Community, 2017
  • Parents of U.S. citizens were been denied to right to obtain their U.S.-born children's birth certificates without proper documentation. Answered Questions regarding this matter and also combined that issue with potential legal avenue under DAPA, an immigration benefit that was supposed to be passed in 2016., Interviewee, Parents of U.S. Citizens, TELEMUNDO, Edinburg, Texas, Hispanic Community, Tv Viewers, 2016
  • Immigration issues and their changes under the new presidential administration., Speaker, Immigration and What's Shaking the U.S., KYND Show, D Young, Web Based Community, Immigration, Legalization, Discrimination, Unconstitutional Treatment, 2016
  • Answered Questions regarding what measures were been taken by homeland security [ Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol]; How undocumented minors were been processed into the U.S.; Placement of minors in the detention system., TV news interview, Undocumented Minors at Border, Telemundo TV, Edinburg, Texas, Community, Immigration, Undocumented, Foster Care, Removal, 2015
  • Presented various matters where undocumented individuals are affected by the Immigration system and what options may be available to them, if any., SPEAKER, IMMIGRATION & THE LAW, McAllen I.S.D., Community, Staff, Administration, Students, 2015
  • Spoke about temporary law intended to be passed by the Obama Administration for parents of U.S. children; discussed eligibility.  Q&A at end of presentation., SPEAKER/PRESENTER, DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY [DAPA], McAllen Independent School District, Student Body, Parents, Community, Educators, Employers, 2015
  • Presented how a transgender can navigate various immigration benefits and overcome gender specific obstacles in this area of law. Answered Q&A, Television Talk show guest, Transgender Issues in Immigration Law, KBTU, Houston, Texas, Transgender Community, Immigration, Legalization, 2014
  • Answered Questions regarding eligibility for same sex marriages in obtaining  an immigration benefit [marriage-based green card], Speaker/Television Talk Show guest, Same Sex Marriage in Immigration Law, KVQT, Houston, Texas, Community, LGBTQ Community, Immigration, Family Law, Probate, 2014
  • Guest speaker/Panel at various LULAC symposiums held around Harris County. Educated attendees about the new law "DACA" which would allow a particular age group of undocumented immigrants obtain temporary status to remain in U.S. to attend school and/or work., Guest speaker, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, LULAC, Community, Immigration, Students, Businesses, 2012
  • Guest speaker: lectured and did Q&A to law students and attending attorneys about the I-130 Petition for Alien relative process., Guest Speaker, Immigration Law for the New and Non-Practicing Immigration Attorney, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Law Firms, Attorneys, Immigration, 2007
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Since 2020 - present IMMIGRATION LAW Section member, Texas State Bar, 2022
  • Member, LGBT Law Section of the State Bar of Texas  , 2022
  • Since 2003 to present~ AILA Texas Chapter (American Immigration Lawyers Association] ~Active member, Discuss pressing immigration issues with chapter, 2022
  • Since 2003 Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, Member, 2021
  • Since 2003 to present~ American Immigration Lawyers Association~ Active member, 2021
  •  Mexican American Bar Association of Houston committee member, 2014
  • Served in the Hispanic Issues Section with the State Bar of Texas , 2006
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston~ Officer, 2005
Industry Groups:
  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • Family-based Immigration

Office location for Oralia De Luna

1627 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX 77006

Phone: 713-589-5269

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

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