Charles Foster Named Vice Dean of Consular Corps of Houston

HOUSTON – March 1, 2018 – Charles Foster, founder and chairman of immigration law firm, Foster LLP, will today be named vice dean of the Consular Corps of Houston. Mr. Foster will officially receive the honor and be appointed vice dean by the Consular Corps of Houston’s executive committee at the Consular Corps’ meeting on March 1, 2018.

“I’m honored to serve in this important position, the highest a non-career diplomat can hold,” said Foster. “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.”

Mr. Foster is a recipient of innumerable awards and is an esteemed business and community leader in the Houston area. He has been at the forefront of immigration policy issues for more than 40 years and is recognized as a national expert in U.S. immigration law. Mr. Foster served as senior policy advisor to former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Additionally, he has served as the Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Thailand for 20 years and has received four Royal Decorations from His Majesty, the King in recognition of his services to the Kingdom, one of them being the highest level of recognition given to an American citizen.

Houston houses the third largest Consular Corps in the nation with approximately 93 countries accredited by the U.S. Department of State. 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 frequently covers several states, as Houston is the center for Consular Corps representation in the southern part of the country and is one of the largest visa issuing posts for the Kingdom of Thailand in the United States.

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Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Charles C. Foster is Chairman of Foster LLP (formerly Tindall & Foster, P.C.), one of the largest global immigration law firms. He is also the honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Thailand. A native of Galveston, Mr. Foster received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Texas and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Foster serves as the founding Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section and a Board member and is past national President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chairman of the American Bar Association Coordinating Committee on Immigration law and Vice Chairman of the Houston Bar Foundation. During the 2000 Presidential Campaign, Mr. Foster served as the principal advisor to President Bush on U. S. immigration policy and was an advisor on immigration policy issues to President Bush in the 2004 campaign and President Barack Obama in the 2008 campaign.