I offer immigration evaluations for extreme hardship (waivers), removal hearings, victims of violence (VAWA, U-VISA, T-VISA), and political asylum cases. The following is a summary of the types of evaluations I offer.

Extreme Hardship Immigration Evaluations:

Hardship Waivers, also known as I-601A and I-601 waivers, are for an undocumented family member or spouse of a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident. This type of extreme hardship evaluation assesses the psychological, financial, social, emotional, cultural, and physical impact the U.S. citizen or U.S. resident would experience should their family member or spouse be unable to remain in the U.S.

Evaluations for Victims of Violence:

There are several categories of Visas for victims of violent crimes that include sexual abuse, domestic violence, exploitation, kidnapping, forced prostitution, sexual assault, and trafficking. T-Visas are for victims of trafficking and exploitation. U-Visas are for victims of violent crimes and VAWA evaluations are for victims of domestic violence whose spouse/partner is a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident. This type of evaluation assesses the physical, emotional, and social consequences that the crime, abuse or exploitation has had on the survivor.

Evaluation for Asylum Seekers:

This category is for individuals exposed to violence, harassment, and other human rights violations in their country of origin due to their political ideology, gender, religious beliefs, or racial and ethnic background. These individuals flee their country of origin in order to escape being further harmed or threats on their life. The assessment and evaluation help to determine the impact of the abuse suffered and to assess the survivor’s prognosis.

Other Information regarding Immigration Evaluations:

I specialize in the assessment and treatment of individuals with a history of trauma. Extra sessions may be recommended depending on the level of trauma that an individual has experienced in order to help reduce symptom related distress. I offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT) to clients who are diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that has been effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events including assault, child abuse, domestic violence, rape, exploitation and trafficking.


Call 512-939-6363 to leave a message or submit an inquiry in the link provided. You will receive a call back or an email with instructions regarding documents to complete and payment information for your appointment. The first session lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes; Ileana Hinojosa will conduct an interview and write a comprehensive evaluation for immigration purposes. Half of the total fee for services is due before this appointment begins. The second follow-up session lasts 30 to 45 minutes during which the completed final draft of the report is reviewed, and the results are discussed with the client. The second half of the fee for services is due during this session. The final report will not be released until payment is received in full. If additional sessions are recommended, we will discuss during the follow-up session.