MARIO A. VARELA
Main: (713) 625-9200
Fax: (713) 625-9222
American Immigration Lawyers Association
State Bar of Texas
Mario A. Varela focuses his practice representing clients, detained and non-detained, in immigration court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. These cases frequently involve individuals who are fleeing persecution in their home countries and are applying for protection in the United States, as well as permanent and non-permanent residents, who are facing deportation.
Mr. Varela was born in Mexico and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Tecnologico de Monterrey. A few years later, Mr. Varela came to the United States to attend Graduate School at the University of Houston, where he obtained the degree of Master in Business Administration. After working for several electronic manufacturing companies, subsidiaries of General Motors, General Electric, Teledyne Instruments, etc., he decided to look for a career where his work could have a more direct and immediate effect on individuals’ lives, and found this opportunity in immigration law. Mr. Varela enrolled in the part time program at South Texas College of Law and became an attorney with the goal of helping others navigate the complicated immigration system so they can have the same opportunities he had when he immigrated to the United States many years ago.