Elizabeth M. Mendoza
Elizabeth M. Mendoza, J.D. is a sole practitioner attorney licensed by the state of Texas since May 1993 who practices exclusively immigration law. She is a graduate of Rice University and the University of Houston Law Center. Ms. Mendoza has provided pro bono representation to immigrant clients of Catholic Charities, the YMCA International Services, and various local battered women's shelters throughout her career. She is a frequent speaker at immigration attorney training workshops, community forums regarding know your rights presentations, and, local media has interviewed Ms. Mendoza and her clients throughout the years on various immigration related topics. Ms. Mendoza provided pro bono assistance at Bush Airport in Houston, Texas after the travel ban was temporarily stayed to ensure Customs and Border Protection honored the stay. Ms. Mendoza volunteered in Harlingen, Texas for the American Bar Association's Children's Immigration Law Academy screening program for unaccompanied children living in U.S. custody in shelters and in the Fall of 2019 volunteered in Matamoros, Mexico with Project Adelante to provide legal and humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers living in the migrant camp along the Rio Grande. Ms. Mendoza is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association AILA and serves as co captain of the AILA Houston advocacy committee and is currently AILA Houston EOIR liaison. She also serves as a board member for the advocacyloutreach group Fort Bend For All, Ms. Mendoza has lobbied state and federal legislators in opposition to SB4 and in support of DACA and comprehensive immigration reform. Ms. Mendoza is married and the mother of two stepsons and two daughters. Ms. Mendoza likes to spend time with her family, cook, travel, garden, play badminton, and talk politics and world affairs with open minded people.