Kathleen Campbell Walker

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El Paso
221 N. Kansas Street
Suite 2000
El Paso, Texas 79901
915-541-9360 tel
915-541-9399 fax

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Client Alerts

02.25.15Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Eligible for New Work Authorization Option in May
01.15.15Client Alert: My E-VERIFY Offers Social Security Self Lock to Texans
12.08.14Client Alert: Gov. Perry Signs Executive Order Mandating the Use of E-Verify
09.22.14I-9 Blues: A Heads Up for Employers in I-9 Document Review
09.08.14Texas Supreme Court Opens the Door for a New Option to Restrict Post-Employment Conduct
05.03.13CBP Commences Process of Ending the Paper I-94 - Employers and Travelers Beware
04.01.13Get Ready, Get Set - May 7 for the New Form I-9. Right?
03.11.13New Form I-9 Effective March 8, 2013
01.02.13DHS Starts New Provisional Waiver Process for Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens March 4
10.08.12Military Physicians Granted Blanket Designation as Civil Surgeons
10.05.12Obama Extends Critical Immigration Programs
09.24.12The 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery Program Begins October 2
09.07.12"Financial Frontera: Form I-94 Help Needed," by Michael Hissam, El Paso Times
08.14.12No – The Current I-9 Form Does Not Expire on 8/31/12  
03.26.12Major Retrogression of Second Preference Employment Based Visa Numbers for China and India
03.01.12Changes to Texas Groundwater Rights - Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day
02.02.12DHS Announces Immigration Process Improvements Regarding Startup America Agenda
01.20.12Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals
08.16.11Now Texans Can Self-Check Via E-Verify – Do We Care?
08.10.11New Options for Foreign Investors / Foreign Physicians face New Challenges
05.26.11Green Light For State Copycat Laws? - Arizona E-Verify Mandate Upheld By Supreme Court
05.13.11I-9 Central Resource for Employers Now Live; OPT STEM Fields Expanded; 2012 DV Lottery Results Voided
04.27.11DHS Deletes All Countries Listed on the Country-Based Profiling Registration Program
04.12.11Be Prepared - SSA No Match Letters to Employers On the Way
02.15.11I-9 Alert: New Employment Authorization Document
01.12.11USCIS Releases Revised M-274, Employer Handbook
09.24.10New Puerto Rican Birth Certificate Law Effective Date Extended Until October 31
09.15.10Puerto Rico Birth Certificates and E-Verify Update
08.18.10Expense of Border Security Placed on Employers
08.10.10Electronic I-9s Final Rule
07.28.10"Derailment of a State Immigration Reform Train?: Limited Provisions of Arizona S.B. 1070 Enjoined," by Kathleen Campbell Walker
07.21.10Walking the Worksite Compliance Line: Employers and I-9s


Quoted, "El Paso Chamber of Commerce Hosts Forum on Education Reform," KTSM Channel 9
03.12.15"Wait," Kathleen Campbell Walker interviewed by Government Executive
02.17.15“DACA Expansion Program Suspended Before Start – Texas District Court Judge Issues Temporary Injunction,” by Kathleen Campbell Walker, Immigration in Focus, El Paso Times
06.10.14“Immigration Surge puts Strain on Legal System.” Kathleen Campbell Walker interviewed by KTSM Channel 9 News
06.09.14“How Undocumented Immigrants are Processed.” Kathleen Campbell Walker interviewed by KVIA Channel 7 News
05.29.14“7 Common I-9 Errors and How to Avoid Them,” by Kathleen Campbell Walker, National Restaurant Association
01.15.14"When Gray is Black: Defining the Line Between a Business Visit and Work for International Trade Related Visas," by Kathleen Campbell Walker, Expert Guide: International Trade 2014, Corporate LiveWire
10.07.13Kathleen Walker on How The Shutdown Shuts Out Foreign Employees
09.17.13Statement on Economic Security and the Critical Need for Immigration Reform
09.17.13Kathleen Walker Provides Testimony for Hearing on Immigration Reform
05.05.13Profile, "Kathleen Walker, Chair, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce," El Paso, Inc.
03.26.13"Budget Cuts Hit E-Verify"
01.30.13Quoted, "Immigration plan greeted with cautious optimism," San Antonio Express-News
11.07.12"The Permanent Resident Timeline Tightrope," by Kathleen Campbell Walker, for the 36th Annual Immigration and National Conference, November 7-9, 2012
11.01.12Quoted, "Keep Eye on School Boards, Experts Say," El Paso Times (From Hosting Chamber State of Education Board)
10.30.12Quoted, "Dream Act youths might be worth billions to Texas," San Antonio Express-News
10.28.12Quoted, "More Mexicans seek asylum in U.S. as drug violence rises," Los Angeles Times
10.16.12Quoted, "Cube Scraps Exit Visa Requirement, Eliminating Major Impediment of Travel Overseas," AP Newswire/USA Today
08.14.12The Filing Begins – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
05.01.12Chasing the Dream: Sorting Fact and Myth Is Biggest Obstacle to Immigration Reform
01.23.12"Practice Advisory: An Update on Paths to Criminal Charges"
10.06.11"Immigration policy overhaul likely would spur US growth," by Vic Kolenc, El Paso Times
02.25.11"The Pirate's Code: The Neufeld Memo and the Employer/Employee Relationship," by Kathleen Walker, TexasBar CLE 2011 Advanced Immigration Law Course, Houston
02.15.11"How to Walk the Ethical Line --- Being Less Stressed Out," by Cyrus D. Mehta, H. Sam Myers, and Kathleen Campbell Walker
11.14.10"ICE Cracks Down on Employers; Huge Jump in Audits of El Paso Businesses," El Paso Inc.
10.27.10"New Puerto Rican Birth Certificate Law Collides with I-9 Employment Verification Process," by Kathleen Campbell Walker and Lisa Rios, US Law Network, Inc. National Counsel Right Next Door
10.22.10"Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs and Investors," by Kathleen Campbell Walker, UTCLE 34th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law, Austin
09.24.10"Five Minutes with Kathleen Campbell Walker - 'Immigration Law,'" San Antonio Business Journal
08.01.10"I-9 Employment Verification," by Kathleen Campbell Walker, The Bottomline
07.29.10"Wage and Hour Audits Increase - I-9 Compliance Challenges," author Kathleen Campbell Walker, JD Supra
07.29.10"SENTRI I-94 Expedite Program El Paso CBP Field Office," author Kathleen Campbell Walker, JD Supra
07.28.10"Arizona SB 1070 Partial Injunction," author Kathleen Campbell Walker, JD Supra
07.22.10"Immigration Solutions that Work," American Immigration Lawyers Association
07.01.10"San Antonio firm opens El Paso office," El Paso, Inc.
06.24.10"ICE Unveils Online System to Locate Detainees," by Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News
06.08.10"Business Visas Now Harder to Get, Keep," by David Hendricks, San Antonio Express-News
05.27.10"Court Backlog Swells Immigrant Detention Centers," by Julian Aguilar, The Texas Tribune
05.24.10"Struggling for a Stable Life, by Juan Castillo, American-Statesman
05.15.10"Passport Please — But License Will Do," by Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News
05.13.10"Perspectives from El Paso," interview with Kathleen Campbell Walker, Our Border
05.12.10"Locked Out," by Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer
05.07.10"Arizona Immigrant Law is Topic of Forum," by Gustavo Reveles Acosta, El Paso Times
03.17.10"Arizona Activists Cited for Leaving Water for Illegals," by Monica Martinez, The Washington Times
10.14.09"Defensive Lawyering in a Potential Era of Constructive Knowledge," author Kathleen Campbell Walker, JD Supra
07.01.09"NAFTA and Healthcare Professionals," contributing authors Kathleen Campbell Walker, L. Edward Rios and Lisa Rios, Immigration Options for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals
05.25.09"U.S. Policy Squeezes Immigrants, Not Immigration," by Kathleen Campbell Walker, National Law Journal
03.01.09"Worksite Enforcement - Employers and Criminal Immigration Penalties," author Kathleen Campbell Walker, JD Supra

Press Releases

02.04.15Cox Smith Expands Immigration & Litigation Practices in Dallas
09.24.1442 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2015 Best Lawyers in America
09.19.1421 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2014 Texas Super Lawyers
06.11.14Cox Smith Matthews Shareholder Kathleen Campbell Walker Receives Prestigious Founders Award from AILA
04.02.14Ten Cox Smith Attorneys and Five Practice Areas Earn Prestigious Chambers USA Ranking; Immigration Practice Earns Global Recognition
09.17.1325 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2013 Texas Super Lawyers
08.22.1353 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America
07.29.13Eleven Cox Smith Attorneys and Five Practice Areas Earn Prestigious Chambers USA Ranking
12.07.12Kathleen Walker Named Top Immigration Attorney, Deborah Williamson Honored in Texas Lawyer’s "Go-To Guide"
09.27.1228 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2012 Texas Super Lawyers
09.06.1253 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2013 Best Lawyers in America
05.17.12Ten Cox Smith Attorneys and Five Practice Areas Earn Prestigious Chambers USA Ranking
09.13.1127 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2011 Texas Super Lawyers
09.09.11EL PASO::Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2012 Best Lawyers in America; Firm is Top Ranked in El Paso in Immigration Law and International Trade & Finance Law
05.24.11Twelve Cox Smith Attorneys and Four Practice Areas Earn Prestigious Chambers USA Ranking
03.03.11Cox Smith Expands El Paso Office
10.27.10El Paso Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2011 Best Lawyers in America; Firm is Top Ranked in El Paso in Immigration Law and International Trade & Finance Law
09.24.1028 Cox Smith Attorneys Named 2010 Texas Super Lawyers
09.24.10Kathleen Campbell Walker & Mark Walker Named 2010 Texas Super Lawyers
07.14.10Cox Smith Adds Immigration and Litigation Capabilities with Five Attorneys in El Paso
06.29.10AILA Presents Past President Kathleen Campbell Walker with the 2010 AILA Service Excellence Award
12.03.09Texas Border Coalition Endorses Reyes Ports Bill to Strengthen Ports of Entry, US Fed News

Past Seminars/Events

05.20.14"Avoiding the Ultimate I-9 Penalty and the Illusion of an E-Verify Safe Harbor," speaker Kathleen Campbell Walker, National Restaurant Association Annual Show, Chicago
03.14.14Kathleen Campbell Walker chaired intergovernmental panel of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Midwest Conference, Chicago
02.05.14“Entry-Exit Systems in North America,” speaker Kathleen Campbell Walker, Canada and Mexico Institutes of the Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
02.05.14“Worksite Enforcement,” 12th Annual Advanced Immigration Law Course in Houston, Texas sponsored by the State Bar, Katleen Campbell Walker discusses her paper entitled “E-Verify – The Illusion of a Safe Harbor”
10.30.13U.S.-Mexico Bar Association Annual Conference, "Immigration Reform-Quo Vadis/Reforma Migratoria-Hacia donde vamos?" Speaker Kathleen Campbell Walker, Phoenix
10.25.1337th Annual Immigration and Nationality Law Conference, sponsored by University of Texas School of Law, "Introduction to Managing an Immigration Law Practice, E-Verify, New I-9 Compliance and Employer Sanctions," speaker Kathleen Campbell Walker, Austin
09.27.132013 AILA Fall Conference, "Admissions Issues-Part 1: Eligibility," speaker Kathleen Campbell Walker, Austin
09.24.13Masters Leadership Program Alumni Association, "Immigration Reform: Facts, Figures, Fallacies," featured speaker Kathleen Campbell Walker, San Antonio
06.26.13American Immigration Lawyers Association National Annual Conference, San Francisco, "Has My Client Been Admitted, Which Admission Matters, and Other Conundrums," speaker Kathleen Campbell Walker
05.17.13New Form, New Challenges: Employers' Guide to the I-9 and M-274 and Managing Employees During Time of Crisis
04.23.13“New Form, New Challenges: Employers’ Guide to the I-9 and M-274,” speaker Kathleen Campbell Walker, American Law Institute
01.25.13Speaker, Kathleen Campell Walker, American Immigration Lawyers Association Midyear CLE Conference, Panama City, Panama
11.08.12Speaker, "The Permanent Resident Timeline Tightrope," delivered to the 36th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law, November 8, 2012
09.20.12El Paso Employee Benefits Seminar: "Healthcare Reform: Where Do Employers Go From Here?"
Board Certified, Immigration and Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1998
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Texas Tech University, B.A., with highest honors, 1982
Admitted to Practice
  • Texas, 1985
  • United States Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1991
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1991
  • United States Court of International Trade, 1991
  • United States District Court Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit