I am a first generation Chinese-American immigrant, married to a French immigrant, and I am an immigration lawyer.
My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was a young child. I faced the challenges of every immigrant: learning English, integrating into the culture of my new home country, and learning about myself in a society where I was a visible minority.
When I married a Frenchman, through him, I experienced the difficulties of an adult immigrant: getting his French education recognized by American companies, postponing plans to find his dream job, and keeping up his confidence in a culture with different social rules and values.
These personal experiences led me to the decision to devote my career to immigration law. I am especially interested in helping married couples with their green card and citizenship application. I chose to specialize in marriage immigration and citizenship because I want to take what I have learned from my own marriage immigration process to help other couples with theirs.
I remember the emotional strain, uncertainty, and helplessness my husband and I felt during the immigration application process. Before my husband and I were married, and while I was a law student, I applied for a fiancé visa for him, on my own. It took hours of learning. I didn't get everything right because I had to submit additional evidence, which meant more waiting and more feelings of being stuck. The whole process was more stressful than final exams.
I share my story so that other couples going through the marriage green card process won’t feel so alone. I would be happy to listen to your story, and help you tell it to the immigration officer so that your application can be approved and you’ll be able to start and build your life together.
Languages spoken: Mandarin, French
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Jane is a responsive, experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney. She makes her clients her top priority; responding quickly to their needs and devoting her full attention to each case. Her deep understanding of immigration law makes me feel very comfortable referring my clients and friends to her because I am confident that she will take good care of them. I recently consulted with her on behalf of an employment law client whose case also touched on immigration law issues. She was able to give me exactly the information I needed to negotiate a great result for my client. I deeply appreciated her expertise and collegiality in that situation.
Katherine Skubecz Employment and labor Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Appreciation Award for Outstanding Public Service||The Irish Immigration Center||2007|
|Immigration Attorney||Joyce & Associates, LLC||2004 - 2006|
|Detention Attorney||Pair Project||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Irish International Immigration Center||Volunteer Attorney||2006 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Toastmasters International - Chatter By the Charles||VP Education||2011 - 2012|
|Boston Bar Association||Immigration Section Co-chair||2010 - 2011|
|Quincy Asian Resources Inc.||Volunteer Attorney||2006 - 2014|
|Boston Globe||Gay couple celebrate their green card after 12 year battle||2015|
|The Epoch Times - Chinese Edition||Family sponsored immigration - in Chinese||2009|
|The Patriot Ledger||Two Quincy lawyers to get volunteer award||2007|
|Elliott School of International Affairs||Asian Studies||MA - Masters||2003|
|The George Washington University Law School||Law||Juris Doctor||2003|
|Sciences Po Paris||China-Europe Relations||Independent Graduate Study||2002|
|IUP at Tsinghua University||Mandarin Chinese||Independent Study||2001|
|Fudan University||Mandarin Chinese||Study Abroad||1994|
|Immigration Law||Employment and Business Sponsored Visas||2014|