Houston immigration attorney named vice dean of city’s consular corps
by Foster LLP, on News
By Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle
Charles Foster, a Houston immigration attorney who advised President George W. Bush on the issue, was named vice dean of the city’s consular corps Thursday.
Houston has the third-largest consular corps in the nation, representing 93 countries accredited by the U.S. State Department. Consular officials develop economic, commercial, scientific and cultural relations between the countries they represent and the area in which they serve. The Consulate General’s jurisdiction in Houston often covers several states, and is one of the largest visa issuing posts for Thailand.
“I’m honored to serve in this important position, the highest a non-career diplomat can hold,” Foster said in a statement. “I am committed to serving the international community and to advocating for maintaining our country’s and state’s global business, cultural and educational ties.”