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Our legal team includes managing and associate attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff. Our Partners, Brenda M. Villalpando and Kseniya Zavala, have each practiced immigration law for over 15 years. Our attorneys are Spanish-English and Russian-English bilingual. All of our team members are dedicated to the values of compassion, professionalism, and efficiency in handling client matters.


El Paso, Texas
Immigration Attorneys

Welcome to Villalpando Law Firm, PLLC., a women- and minority-owned business. As first-generation immigrants we understand the complexity of the United States Immigration legal system and the challenges that families, businesses and individuals face during the immigration process. We strive to make the immigration process as smooth for our clients as possible. As a full-service immigration law firm we handle a wide-range of immigration legal matters, including family and business immigration, humanitarian benefits and removal defense. Please schedule your initial consultation, and we will be happy to answer your questions and explain your options.

Our Services
Family Immigration
  • Permanent Resident status through family
  • Consular process and Adjustment of Status
  • Fiancé visa petitions
Business Immigration
  • Permanent Residence through employment-based immigration
  • Work and investor visas, including H1B, TN, O, L, E, P, J
  • Waivers of the J-1 visa 2 year home residency requirement, including options for foreign physicians
Nonimmigrant Visas
  • B1/B2, TN, H1B, O, L, E, P, and other temporary visas
Asylum and Humanitarian Benefits
  • U and T visas
  • VAWA petitions
  • DACA
  • TPS
  • Humanitarian Parole
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions
  • State Juvenile Court Orders (State of New Mexico and Texas)
  • Deferred Action Requests
  • Acquired or derived citizenship
  • Naturalization
Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • I-212, I-601 and I-601A waivers
  • I-192 non-immigrant waiver
Removal Defense
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Defensive asylum applications and other humanitarian relief
  • Adjustment of Status in proceedings
  • 212(c) and 237(a)(1)(H) waivers
  • Stays of Removal
  • Motions to Reopen/Reconsider
  • Prosecutorial Discretion Requests
  • Appeals before Board of Immigration Appeals and Administrative Appeals Office
  • Petitions for Review before Federal Courts of Appeals
Expert Advice
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

With deep understanding of immigration regulations and procedures, we provide personalized solutions to address our clients’ immigration needs.

Let us help you navigate the complexities of immigration law and work towards a positive outcome. Your immigration journey starts here.

Our attorneys are Spanish-English and Russian-English bilingual. All of our team members are dedicated to the values of compassion, professionalism, and efficiency in handling all client matters.

Meet the Partners

Kseniya Zavala

Kseniya Zavala

Kseniya Zavala grew up in Minsk, Belarus before moving to the United States to pursue further education. As the first-generation immigrant herself, Ms. Zavala understands and appreciates the intricacies and complexity of the US immigration process. Ms. Zavala received LL.M. in International Law from George Washington University School of Law in Washington, DC and LL.M in Comparative Constitutional Law from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her BA in International Law is from Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus. Ms. Zavala developed interest in immigration law while still in law school. She started practicing as an immigration attorney in 2006. After working for a national law firm as a managing attorney of one of their offices, Ms. Zavala together with Ms. Villalpando opened their own immigration law firm in 2012. Ms. Zavala has extensive experience in business immigration, humanitarian benefits and family-based immigration. She is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and she is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ms. Zavala is bilingual in English and Russian. Ms. Zavala loves traveling, sampling food from all over the world and learning about different cultures.

Brenda Villalpando

Brenda Villalpando

Brenda M. Villalpando was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and was raised outside Stockton, California, where her family worked on the fields. Her exposure to and experience with agricultural workers from an early age guided Ms. Villalpando towards a lifelong commitment as an advocate for migrants. Ms. Villalpando graduated from the University of California at Davis, where she majored in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. Ms. Villalpando started her career as an immigration attorney in 2009 and founded her own law firm in 2012. Ms. Villalpando has amassed extensive experience in removal defense, family-based immigration, naturalization, asylum law, and federal litigation. Ms. Villalpando is a native Spanish speaker. Ms. Villalpando is admitted to the practice of law in California and Texas as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. She is also admitted to the practice of law at the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Fifth and Tenth Circuits. She enjoys long-distance running, painting, crafts, and traveling with her husband and young son.


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Dedicated to achieving positive outcomes for our clients. We’re proud to have built a reputation for excellence in the field of immigration law.

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It is our goal to make the immigration process as smooth for our clients as possible.

El Paso, TX office

1119 N. Virginia Street
El Paso, TX 79902

Phone: +1.915.307.3496

Odessa, TX office

620 N. Grant Ave, #1013
Odessa, TX 79761

Phone: +1.432.272.2803

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