I am a duly admitted, practicing immigration attorney, and founder of the J. Hospedales Law Firm, PLLC.After graduating from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Long Island, NY, I went on to a career in the New York City District Attorney’s Office, Bronx County, as an Assistant District Attorney. I served there as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx for several years, assisting victims of crime, arranging plea agreements, and prosecuting criminal cases in court.
However, the desire to practice immigration law remained strong after years of helping friends and family members with their various immigration journeys. I then moved on from the District Attorney’s Office to gain more experience in immigration law. I subsequently honed my immigration skills while practicing law with several established immigration law firms. As an attorney within these firms I represented clients in proceedings under the jurisdiction of the Immigration Courts, as well as in matters before the US. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (formerly also known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
I later joined the Federal Service with the USCIS, Asylum Division, where I interviewed applicants, and made determinations on the viability of their asylum requests to remain in the US. I also traveled both abroad, and domestically representing USCIS in determining refugee claims for admission to the US; requests for consular processing; naturalization; permanent residence; and international adoptions.
After leaving the Asylum Division as a Supervisor, I went on to serve in the Administrative Appeals Division (AAO) within USCIS Headquarters, in Washington, DC. There I made final determinations on various immigration applications and petitions previously rejected or denied at the local office level. I finished my career within the US. government working in the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) also located in DC. Within IPO I decided petitions of potential immigrants seeking to obtain legal permanent residence status through investments made in certain businesses.
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