At Jacobs & Schlesinger, we believe that our actions – and the results of our actions – speak the loudest. Over the years, we have worked on countless cases, handling every kind of immigration issue brought to us. Our legal services have helped clients in San Diego and beyond find the guidance, support, and service they need. Read about our past successes to see how we can help you with your own immigration matter.
Successfully represented an energy market analyst from France converting from an L-1B visa, with a 5-year limitation, to an L-1A visa, with a 7-year limitation. USCIS granted the extension, and recapture of unused visa time after our response to a difficult Notice of Intent to Deny ("NOID"). We argued the significance of market research in the renewable energy industry forming the basis for the valuation of renewable energy assets.
Successfully obtained Permission to Reapply for Admission to the U.S. for a Canadian national looking to apply for U.S. medical residency programs, who had previously applied for asylum in the U.S., and, without his knowledge, had been removed in absentia when he relocated to Canada.
Successfully represented multiple energy infrastructure professionals from Mexico to obtain Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) annotated B-1 visas to complete specialized training at secure U.S. maritime facilities.
Obtained EB-2 National Interest Waiver green card for a food industry executive from Mexico after responding to a difficult Request for Evidence (RFE). We argued that the company's high-quality, ethically-farmed produce, which is distributed nationally throughout the U.S., benefitted the U.S.'s national interests in having a healthy food supply chain.
Successfully represented multiple highly-skilled design engineers from around the world in the semiconductor industry to obtain their green cards as advanced degree professionals.
Represented a U.S.-based household-name company in transitioning their contract workers from India into full-time, in-house technology positions.
Partner David Schlesinger, with the support of the entire J&S team, won a complex appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of an asylum seeker from Guatemala whose family has been suffering from violent persecution for decades. After the Board of Immigration Appeals denied this client’s Motion to Reopen his case, Jacobs & Schlesinger did not give up and appealed the case to the Ninth Circuit. This published decision takes a broad view of changed circumstances in the asylum-based context and will undoubtedly help many future asylum-seekers to achieve positive results in their cases.
Successfully represented a European lawful permanent resident in obtaining U.S. citizenship after he overcame many immigration hurdles and personal hardships.
JSSAppeals: Partner David Schlesinger won a complex case for an asylum and cancellation of removal in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of an applicant from Egypt.
Mr. Schlesinger’s client, a native and citizen of Egypt, petitioned for a review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) denying his motion to reconsider and to reopen removal proceedings.
He argued that a defective Notice to Appear deprived the immigration court of jurisdiction over his removal proceedings. He also advanced two theories for overcoming the procedural bars: 1. an exception to the bars based on changed country conditions and 2. BIA’s abuse of discretion by failing to review evidence.
The Court has found that Mr. Schlesinger’s client has submitted sufficient evidence to warrant the application of equitable tolling and established that he is prima facie eligible for cancellation of removal. The Court granted the petition and remanded the case to the BIA.
Attorney Katie Spero successfully represented a self-employed client applying for an EB-1 extraordinary ability as an artist. This case was pending for over one year, during which time the applicant made important achievements in her career and built a growing reputation in the United States for her unique animation and illustration. We are excited to help artists and self-employed entrepreneurs find a pathway to success in the U.S.!
Attorney Katie Spero successfully represented a client who was awarded lawful permanent residence through a complex employment-based application. The position in this case works nationwide and has no fixed work site. A job offer of this type requires special considerations during each stage of the green card filing and can be difficult to explain properly to the Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The beneficiary has been in the U.S. for 14 years, and this green card issuance is a new phase in her career and her ability to make the U.S. her permanent home.
Client successfully passed their citizenship interview and test with the preparation help of our immigration attorneys at Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP.
Ms. C’s asylum case came to our office after it had already been denied by an Immigration Judge (IJ). Our attorneys were able to win Ms. C’s appeal and get the case remanded by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) back to the IJ. Today, her asylum application was approved. Congratulations, Ms. C!
Successful H-1B refiling for Asian employee after initial denial of H-1B change of employer for a key business analyst role at a large, multinational company.
Successful O-1 approval for Middle Eastern chef, allowing entry to the U.S. to serve as culinary consultant and head chef of new fast-casual dining concept.
Successful L-1B for European employee with expertise in company’s proprietary and unique manufactured electronics product line.
Successful E-3 Australian for individual qualifying on work experience equivalent to a degree.
Successful J-1 trainee approval for Asian employee that previously completed F-1 employment with the same petitioning company.
Congratulations to firm partner David A. Schlesinger and his students from the University of San Diego School of Law on their impressive win today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of their transgender client! The Court remanded the client’s case for further hearings on her claim that she was persecuted in Mexico because she is a trans woman.
Congratulations to J&S attorney Katie Spero for winning her first pro bono hearing with the firm! The U.S. now has two more asylees (a mom and son). Thanks to Ms. Spero!
Great 9th Circuit Result from Jacobs & Schlesinger's David A. Schlesinger! Thanks to David's incredible appellate advocacy, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has concluded that the proper standard of review for 1983 right to medical care claims is one of objective indifference, not subjective indifference! This has the potential to help countless people whom the government has harmed through medical neglect during detention or incarceration. Read the decision here:
As a full-service immigration law firm, our entire focus is on offering comprehensive immigration solutions for people like you and helping you decide which immigration pathway is right for you. Everyone's situation is unique, and our case evaluations are designed to ensure that our advice is fully informed and tailored to you and your family's specific circumstances.
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