JLWILG’s mission is to build a just, humane, and vibrant America by helping immigrants win legal status, reunite their families, and become U.S. Citizens.
JLWILG’s vision is that all immigrants and their loved ones enjoy the security, prosperity, and opportunity that come with having legal status in the USA.
Jennifer Walker Gates
Jennifer’s practice is centered on family-based immigration and visas for survivors of crime and domestic violence. She has extensive experience with complex immigration matters including federal appeals and litigation, habeas corpus, mandamus, and unreasonable delay cases under the Administrative Procedures Act, waivers of inadmissibility, and complex naturalization.
Jacqueline L. Watson
Jacqueline is a proud El Paso native and undergraduate alum of the University of Texas at El Paso, where she studied political science and Russian. She earned her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law. Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Jacqueline has practiced immigration law in Austin since 1999 and proudly joined JLW Immigration Law Group, formerly Walker-Gates Vela, in 2016.
Sandra is a native of Mexico and undergraduate alum of the University of Texas at Austin. She received her bachelor’s degree in government and minored in history. She earned her J.D. from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She has practiced both criminal and immigration law in Austin since 2014.
Diego is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts and the University of Minnesota Law School. His career as an immigrant advocate began in June of 2000. He worked as an accredited representative at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota and continued in law school as student director of the immigration law clinic. Diego has worked exclusively in immigration law since earning his law degree and has practiced in Austin since 2008.
Ezra was born in San Cristóbal, near the Venezuela-Colombia border. As a child, he became an immigrant to the United States and grew up in Dallas, Texas. In New York City, Ezra obtained his B.A. degree in Political Science at New York University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Texas and Latin American/Caribbean Chapters.