After working for over 25 years in large and midsize law firms, as well as serving as in-house counsel, Jared has decided to start a boutique law firm dedicating only to immigration law practice. Jared has worked with companies ranging from Fortune 100 companies with thousands of employees on work visas to family businesses with only one visa employee. Jared also values opportunities to work with individuals such as students, investors and entrepreneurs, who have personal immigration aspirations and goals. Some of Jared’s favorite cases are marriage and family cases where he helps families unite and start new lives in the U.S.

Jared is assisted by his long-time legal partners, Lorenzo Frausto and Amanda Frost, both are dedicated immigration attorneys practicing 100% immigration law. They have worked together for many years on a wide variety of immigration cases, helping hundreds of families and individuals achieving their immigration goals.

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Jared Leung
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, May 2022
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, October 2021
  • Grand Canyon University, Glendale, AZ, November 2022

Three most recent speaking engagements

  • Immigration Options for Caregivers, Nurses, and Others, Assisted Living Homes Organization Educational Brunch Conference, Tempe, AZ, December 8, 2022
  • Business Immigration Law, State Bar of Arizona, 2022 CLE By the Sea, San Diego, CA, July 10, 2022.
  • Hawaii Five-O – Don’t Want Them To Come Knocking – Navigating Ethics in Uncertain Times – Retainer Agreements and Changing Attorney’s fees Midstream, 2022 AILA 9th Annual Conference of American Immigration Lawyers’ Association APAC Chapter, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 28, 2022.

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
  • Ruling is a Sharp Departure from the Border Search Exception,, September 11, 2020

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
Attorney Lorenzo

Lorenzo Frausto has more than 18 years of experience as an immigration attorney in the Phoenix area. He has managed corporate cases for Fortune 100 Companies, working directly with in-house corporate counsel and/or HR representatives to advise, strategize and implement case plans. His corporate immigration work includes transactional services such as temporary work visa application, permanent residency and more, managing these matters with multiple U.S. Government agencies, including USCIS (U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services), DOL (U.S. Department of Labor), and the U.S. Department of State.

Lorenzo’s legal expertise also extends to family immigration petitions and deportation/removal proceedings, interacting with clients to obtain information and documentation required to accomplish immigration goals.

A native Arizonan, Lorenzo enjoys reading, movies, collecting vinyl LPs, time with his family, and supporting the Cardinals.

+ Lorenzo Frausto's Recent Professional Activities

  • Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019
  • Arizona State University, International Students Office Presentation, Tempe, AZ November 2018
  • Arizona State University, School of Engineering, Tempe, AZ December 2018
  • Arizona State University, School of Design, Tempe, AZ, May 2018
  • Arizona State University, School of Engineering, Tempe, AZ December 2017

Community Services

  • Board member of Arizona Buddhist Temple, 2016 to 2019
  • Volunteer Cook at Annual Matsuri Festival, 2014 to Present

Sheryl Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in immigration and real estate/corporate law in Chicago and Phoenix. Born in the Philippines to American and Japanese parents, she has a unique understanding of the immigrant experience.

From managing corporate cases for Fortune 100 Companies, professional sports teams, U.S. Olympic teams, universities, and medical research centers, Sheryl’s experience includes a full range of transactional services including nonimmigrant and immigrant visas with a special interest in Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher & Professors, and Multinational Managers & Executive immigrant visas.

A passionate supporter of civics education, Sheryl was the inaugural Chief Program Officer for Citizenship Counts, and consulted on iCivics. Originally from the Chicago area, Sheryl is active in her adopted home as a member of the Phoenix Sister Cities Business Relations Committee and Arizona Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) and volunteer for Lawyers for Good Government, the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law & Arizona Legal Center.

Dedicated to female education and advancement, Sheryl is active in her local alumnae club and currently serves as the President of the Smith College Club of Phoenix and as a judge in the Draper Competition.

In her spare time, Sheryl is a Maricopa County Certified Master Gardener and enjoys reading.

Herman Tamayo has been an immigration Paralegal for 6 years, focusing on family immigration petitions, employment based green card petitions, fiancée petitions, as well as petitions for parents, siblings, and other qualifying relationships. He enjoys assisting his clients to realize their dreams of living in the U.S. and building their future in such a great country.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Herman enjoys sports, time with his family and supporting the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Liz Rodriguez has more than 9 years of experience as a Paralegal. She has experience assisting the JCL team in many areas of immigration. Currently she works mainly on Labor Certification (PERM) cases. She enjoys working with companies and employees to help them complete this process. The process is extensive, but the relationships developed as a result are priceless.

Liz is an Arizona native who enjoys spending time with her 3 kids. Grew up in a prominently Hispanic area where people always needed help either because of language or lack of understanding. Her passion is helping people and dreams of becoming an attorney one day to help those in need of legal resources.
Liz graduated with a Bachelors in Justice Studies from the Arizona State University in 2009.

Noemi “Mimi” Reza is a paralegal. She is very customer service oriented, very friendly, enjoys working with people and is always willing to help in any way she can. Mimi assists with work status petitions for our business clients. Her goal is to continue to learn the immigration process so that she may help in other areas in the firm.

Mimi was born in Toluca, Mexico, she lived most of her childhood in California before eventually moving to Arizona. Mimi grew up in diverse areas and was exposed to a variety of multicultural backgrounds where she saw how people of different backgrounds were treated. Mimi always offers a helping hand to those in need. Mimi enjoys spending time with her two boys, likes to travel, likes doing improv, doing outdoor activities, going to the movies, is very family oriented and enjoys supporting local farmers, events, and Arizona businesses.

Maria Ericsson is a paralegal. She takes pride in a job well-done and takes every day as a new chance to learn, viewing every challenge as an opportunity that hasn’t presented itself as such. Having spent most of her life under a visa herself, Maria is well-acquainted with the struggles that visa holders can face while navigating the U.S. Immigration system. With this background, Maria is in constant pursuit of self-growth and knowledge so that she can be of better service to the people around her.

Maria holds a Bachelor’s in Government with Emphasis in Legal Studies and a recently acquired Master of Business Administration, both from GCU. She also hopes to pursue her JD in the near future and become an attorney to continue growing in her vocation to serve others.