About Texas Attorney Cara L. Wilkins

When you are looking for a lawyer to represent you in any immigration or employment law matter, it is important to know that the person you choose has the experience and the knowledge to properly handle your case. You want someone who understands the law and is prepared to do whatever it takes to secure a favorable result in your case.

Cara Wilkins is a former Assistant Chief Counsel & Legal Advisor U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration & Customs Enforcement (legacy INS). She represented the U.S. government in immigration law and employment law matters for 10 years before opening her private law office. During her tenure at DHS ICE, Cara Wilkins represented the U.S. before immigration courts for deportation and removal proceedings, bond proceedings and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. She also served as agency counsel on numerous worksite enforcement/I-9 cases enforcing employer compliance with I-9 reporting. Ms. Wilkins provided legal advice to all DHS ICE and INS departments including deportation, citizenship and naturalization, asylum, adjustment of status.

Ms. Wilkins also served as an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) training immigration agents and officers and ICE management officials on immigration laws.

While at DHS ICE (legacy INS), Ms. Wilkins also developed an expertise with federal government employment law issues. She was the agency attorney who counseled and represented DHS ICE management officials and department chiefs in employment law issues and personnel actions involving suspensions and removals and discrimination complaints and lawsuits. She represented the agency before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, and Federal Courts.

Ms. Wilkins brings her vast knowledge of immigration law and employment law to her private practice representing individuals and companies.

Ms. Wilkins earned her law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1990. She received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Southbend, Indiana in 1987. She is conversational in both French and Spanish.

From her office in Houston, Ms. Wilkins represents clients throughout Harris County and the surrounding area in a broad range of immigration, employment and family law matters. She has been practicing law for more than 20 years, including 10 working for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Her experience and understanding of the system, at all levels, has served as a significant asset to her clients.

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