attorney John Anthony Balli

Born and raised in Laredo, TX, I’m a licensed immigration attorney. My father, Air Force Sgt Joe Balli from Victoria, TX married my mother, Elida Rodriguez, A Nuevo Laredoan whom he met in Austin, TX. After his tour of duty in Vietnam, they chose to raise their children in Laredo to be near her family. Because of my mother’s influence, I am Bilingual.

After graduating from St. Edward’s University in Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I obtained my Master’s of Science in Instructional Technology at Texas A&M International. Then I earned a law degree from St. Mary’s School of Law. Currently, I’m licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, and the U.S. District Court-Southern District of Texas.

My entire legal career is dedicated to immigration law. I’ve represented clients in a variety of matters including:

• applications for naturalization
• work permits
• family petitions
• VAWA petitions
• U-Visas
• DACA and
• parole requests.

I’ve also won deportation defense cases and successfully stopped the deportation of my clients who were in removal proceedings. I’ve even represented non-detained clients in court as well as clients who were in immigration detention centers.

To these detention centers, I traveled to meet and protect clients:
• South Texas Detention Center in Pearsall
• Laredo Processing Center in Laredo
• Rio Grande Detention Center in Laredo
• GEO Laredo
• IAH Secure Detention Facility in Livingston
• CCA Core Civic in Taylor, Texas
• Karnes Detention in Karnes City
• LaSalle County Jail in Encinal.

I’m a member of:
• American Immigration Lawyers Association
• Webb County Bar Association-Board Member
• State Bar of Texas-Immigration Section
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