I come from a family of immigrants and am an immigrant myself. I was born in Karachi, Pakistan, moved to Carrollton, Texas, just north of Dallas, when I was three years old, and came to Austin for college and law school. I know how hard it is to be stuck in immigration limbo, live in the United States and not speak English as your native language, and not be able to see your family back home for years. I got my immigration papers through President Reagan's 1986 amnesty law and was finally able to return to Pakistan when I was in junior high. In high school, I finally became a citizen when my dad naturalized. For me, immigration law is a calling. I love helping and working with immigrants.
I have been chosen as a Rising Star for immigration law five times (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) by Thompson Reuter's Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor bestowed on only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state. I am very proud to be working as part of a team of the best immigration attorneys in the country.