|Memberships ||State Bar of Texas (Member, Immigration Law, 2002-2005); Mexican-American Bar Association; American Immigration Law Foundation (Trustee, 2001—); American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chair, Texas Chapter, 2001-2002; Member, Houston Liaison Committee with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 2008—; Member, National Committee with the U.s. Department of State, 2006-2008; Co-Chair, Program Planning, National Spring Conference in Aruba, January 2009; Co-Chair, National Spring Conference, Washington, D.C., 1998; Member, National Program Planning Committee, Annual Conference in Seattle, WA and New Orleans, LA, 1999 and 2003; Program Chair, Texas Chapter, Spring Conference, Santa Fe, NM, 2000; Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-Chair, Texas Chapter, 1998-2000; Chair, Awards Committee and Nominating Committee for Officers, Texas Chapter, 2003; Consular Liaison, Texas Chapter, 2003-2007; Chair, Fall Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Texas Chapter, 2006).|
AILA Liaison to Department of Homeland Security, Houston, Texas, 1995-1998 and 2007—. Board Member, Amigos Por Vida Charter School, 2002—. Member: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Houston, Texas; Houston Coalition for Immigration Reform. Advisory Board Member, Mexican Institute of Culture.