I am the managing attorney at JCL Immigration Attorneys, PLLC. I enjoy practicing immigration law because I can help people realize their dreams of living in the U.S., leading a productive life, and raising their children in a safe environment where they can realize their potentials.
I work with both business and individual clients. I help my business clients with work visas and “green card” processes for their talented employees. I advise my business clients on I-9 and E-Verify issues to ensure they follow federal law. When they are audited by ICE, I help them mitigate any penalties and design a system that will be effective and manageable in the long run.
My individual clients come from various backgrounds. Some are investors seeking to open businesses in the U.S. and want to obtain E-1 or E-2 visas. Some are interested in EB-5 investment “green card” immigration. I also assist families with marriage-based and fiancée petitions, as well as filing petitions for parents, siblings, and other qualifying relationships. I help individuals apply for “extraordinary ability”, “national interest waiver,” and “outstanding scholars and researchers” petitions as well.
When I was managing a consular practice in Hong Kong for a New York based law firm from 2006 to 2008, I developed valuable perspectives and skills in working with U.S. consulates and embassies, which have been tremendously useful even now when I live in the U.S.
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading a good book, or just watching silly sitcoms. Running, hiking, and biking are my favorite exercises.
+ Jared Leung's Recent Professional Activities
Three most recent services as a mediator, judicial or quasi-judicial officer:
- Committee Member, Character and Fitness Committee, Arizona State Bar, January 2020 to Present
- Judge, Killingsworth–Spritzer Oral Argument Competition, ASU, Phoenix, AZ February 2020
- Judge, NAPABA Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition, Austin, TX. November 2019
Three most recent pro bono seminars on university campuses for international students to discuss work authorization before & after graduation, F-1 compliance and travel Issues, and other work and “green card” options
- Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, December 2020 (Virtual)
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, March 2020
- Grand Canyon University, Glendale, AZ, April 2019
Three most recent speaking engagements
- Hot Topics in Employment Based Visas AILA Arizona Chapter Annual Conference via REMO, December 10, 2020
- Is Saying “I Do” Enough? Arizona International Educator Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ, March 6, 2020
- Taking Your Client Through the CVP Process, 2020 AILA 8th Annual Conference of American Immigration Lawyers’ Association Bangkok District Chapter, Taipei, Taiwan, February 20, 2020
Three most recent publications
- Obtaining Nonimmigrant U.S. Visas in China: How to Make a Good First Impression, The Consular Practice Handbook, 2020 Editions
- The Art of the One-Page Cover Letter, The Consular Practice Handbook, 2020 Editions
- Visas and Green Card Options For Entrepreneurs, Asian Sun, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Issue 5, Winter 2018
Three Most Recent Services on a Committee or Board
- Mentor for Business Immigration Issues for American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2018 to Present
- Member, AILA Department of State Liaison Committee, June 2018 to June 2021
- Board Member, Arizona Asian American Bar Association (AAABA), April 2014 to June 2021