Immigration Attorney

Matthew Myers


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Matthew Myers

Immigration Attorney


Matthew Myers practices inbound U.S. and outbound global immigration law, with a focus on employment and investor immigration. He has been regularly recognized as a Top Attorney in Immigration Law by Austin Monthly Magazine, Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Immigration Law, and Super Lawyers and The Scene in S.A. Magazine as a Rising Star for Immigration Law.

Matthew served as likely the youngest Chair in the history of the State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section, after which he was appointed by the President of the State Bar of Texas to serve on the Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality. He is an active member of the San Antonio Bar Association as a past Chair of the International Law Section and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) on the Global Migration Section. Matthew was recently appointed to serve as the AILA Liaison to U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Laredo, TX, the largest U.S. land border Port of Entry.

Prior to starting Myers Immigration Law, Matthew handled a high volume of inbound U.S. and outbound global immigration matters, working with individuals, entrepreneurs, investors, startups, Fortune 100 companies, and high net worth individuals as an attorney with one of the largest international immigration law firms for the better part of a decade.

Before being admitted to the bar, Matthew interned with Catholic Charities of Dallas in their Immigration & Legal Services Department, Chief United States District Judge Orlando L. Garcia for the Western District of Texas, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Chief Counsel, including at the Texas Service Center in Dallas and Field Office in Irving, Texas. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Spanish graduating magna cum laude from Austin College and his Juris Doctorate degree from Baylor Law School, where he received the distinction of Public Interest Fellow and was the first graduate of its Leadership Development program.

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Speaking Engagements


  • November 2023 – Traveled with the Pharr Economic Development Foundation and various stakeholders from South Texas to present to Mexican investors and entrepreneurs in Mexico City, Mexico, on the U.S. immigration considerations associated with establishing a business in the United States.

  • November 2023 – Presented a “TN Visa Workshop” focusing on the U.S. immigration options and practical tips for international students from Canada and Mexico attending the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas, and its Mexico campuses in Bajio and Mexico City.

  • September 2023 – Represented the State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section and presented on Trade NAFTA (TN) visas at a NAFTA 2.0 Conference at Hacienda de los Morales in Mexico City, Mexico.

  • January 2023 – Presented “Immigration Strategies for Hiring International Students” to local employers and international students and graduates of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas.

  • January 2023 – Presented “Immigration Strategies for Hiring International Students” to local employers and international students and graduates of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas.

  • November 2022 – Presented “Maximize H1B Success: For Students and Employers” to U.S. employers and international students and graduates of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas.

  • October 2022 – Presented “Immigration Strategies for International Entrepreneurs and Professionals” to the International Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association.

  • September 2022 – Presented a bilingual Spanish/English Trade NAFTA (TN) Visa Workshop to a large audience of international students at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio and its affiliate campuses in Mexico.

  • August 2022 – Presented “A Nation of Immigrants” to fellow attorneys with the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (SAYLA) to provide a general overview of business immigration law and procedure, debunk myths and misconceptions, and provide examples of professionals and entrepreneurs in the community, including the CEO of VelocityTX and the President of the Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos.

  • July 2022 – Presented the “Global Immigration Update” to Human Resources professionals at the Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues presented by HR Houston at NRG Center in Houston, TX.

  • June 2022 – Invited to present “PERM I: Basic Concepts and Essential Steps for Filing” to fellow immigration attorneys at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference in New York City.

  • April 2022 – Presented “Immigration and Your Client’s Case” at the Dallas Minority Attorney Program for the Dallas Bar Association.

  • February 2022 – Presented “Biden Business Immigration Update” to TiE Austin.

  • February 2022 – Presented “Business Immigration 101: March H-1B Visa Lottery & More” at a Brown Bag lunch to fellow lawyer members of the San Antonio Bar Association.

  • January 2022 – Presented “Getting Ready for H-1B Season” to other immigration lawyer members of the Immigration & Nationality Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

  • December 2021 – Presented “Globinar: U.S. Immigration Update for International Investors and Businesses” virtually to the Global Chamber.

  • October 2021 – Presented on “TN & Non Profit H1B Visas” to international students at the University of the Incarnate Word.

  • September 2021 – Presented “CBP Port of Entry Updates” as a Fourth Tuesday CLE to the State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section.

  • August 2021 – Presented as a panelist on “Other EB NIVs: TN, L-1 and E-2 Visas” at the 2021 AILA Paralegals Virtual Conference.

  • August 2021 – Presented the “2021 Global Immigration Update” at the Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues produced by HR Houston at the NRG Center in Houston, TX.

  • July 2021 – Moderated and co-presented the “Investor Immigration Update” to fellow immigration lawyer members of the State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section as part of its Fourth Tuesday CLE programming.

  • July 2021 – Presented “Immigration Strategies for Hiring International Students” to international students and employers associated with the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX.

  • June 2021 – Moderated a free CLE on outbound global immigration entitled “Emigration to Canada and the United Kingdom” to attorneys with the San Antonio Bar Association International Law Section.

  • May 2021 – Recorded a presentation on “Immigration 101” for the General Practice Institute, an annual attorney CLE event sponsored by Baylor Law School, the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section.

  • April 2021 – Presented a “Business Immigration Update” CLE to fellow immigration attorneys with the San Antonio Bar Association Immigration & Nationality Law Section.

  • April 2021 – Presented “Immigration Strategies for Hiring International Students” to explain the process of hiring international students, eliminating preconceptions for San Antonio employers, as part of a University of Incarnate Word event.

  • April 2021 – Recorded an attorney CLE on the “Immigration Impact of the Biden Administration” for the Baylor Law Alumni Association.

  • February 2021 – Moderated a 4th Tuesday Remote CLE panel entitled “Taking Your First Pro Bono Immigration Case” for the State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section.

  • November 2020 – Presented “Immigration Update: Impact of the Pandemic and Presidential Election” to the Austin Bar Association. Here’s a link to watch the presentation.

  • October 2020 – Interviewed by Daniel Hare with Varsity Search on the Lone Star Lawyers podcast.

  • July 2020 – Presented “Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Immigration” to the San Antonio Bar Association at the monthly meeting of the International Law Section.

  • June 2020 – Presented the immigration portion of a “Pre-Immigration Tax Planning” CLE at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting of the Tax Section.

  • February 2020 – Presented “Nonimmigrant Worker Strategies” at the TexasBarCLE Advanced Immigration Law Conference in Houston, TX.

  • September 2019 – Presented “Buy American and Hire American: U.S. Immigration under President Trump” at the Center for Southwestern & Mexican Studies (CSMS) Fall Symposium at Austin College in Sherman, TX.

  • May 2019 – Presented “Global Immigration Update” at the 2019 Gulf Coast Symposium in Houston, TX.

  • January 2018 – Presented “Think Global: Fostering International Collaboration, Investment, and Expansion” at the Geekdom startup business incubator in downtown San Antonio, TX.

  • July 2017 – Presented “Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs” at the 3 Day Startup Global Roundup at the Capital Factory in Austin, TX.

  • June 2017 – Presented “Hot Immigration-Related Issues in the Construction Industry” to the Central Texas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Publications


  • January 2021, MW Law, “Are You Prepared for H-1B Season?”

  • August 2020, MW Law, “Immigration Update: Four Year Visas For E, H, And L Visa Holders From Mexico“

  • June 2020, State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section Summer Bulletin “Updates to EB-6 Immigrant Investor Visa with Comparison to E-2 Treaty Investor Visa, A Potentially Better U.S. Investor Visa Strategy“

  • March 2020, “US Immigration Considerations for COVID-19 Pandemic and CARES Act”

  • September 2019, “Severe Backlogs in Immigrant Visas – What’s the Impact?“

  • June 2019, “EB-5 vs E-2 Visa, A potentially Better U.S. Investor Visa Strategy“

  • August 2018, CodersLink, “Readily Available U.S. Visa Strategies for Mexican and Chilean Professionals“

  • August 2017, Geekdom in San Antonio, Texas, “Geekdom Guest Spot: Matthew Myers“

  • June 2017, FinTech Austin, “Immigration Basics for Startups“

Awards & Recognition


  • 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 – Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch – Immigration Law

  • 2022, 2023, 2024 – Super Lawyers: Rising Stars – Immigration Law

  • 2022, 2023, 2024 – Scene In S.A. Magazine – Rising Star in Immigration Law

  • 2019, 2020, 2021 – Austin Monthly Magazine – Top Attorney in Immigration Law