JP Sarmiento, Esq. is the founder and managing attorney of the Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm. Mr. Sarmiento is an immigrant himself, having first entered the United States as an F-1 Student when he was 18. He concentrates his practice on all areas of immigration law, from different types of non-immigrant visas, family, marriage, and employment-based green cards, citizenship and naturalization applications, and asylum and deportation defense. He has broad experience representing foreign nationals from 50 different countries and various small and midsized businesses. He has been to over 25 Immigration Courts and Offices all over the country representing clients for immigration hearings and interviews.
Mr. Sarmiento is authorized to practice immigration law in all fifty states and is admitted to the Ohio Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He obtained his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law where he received an Excellence in Research and Writing award. Mr. Sarmiento also spent a summer as a judicial extern for Judge Mitchel R. Goldberg at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. He obtained his Bachelors Degree in Economics and Finance, summa cum laude and top of his class at that program, at the Southern New Hampshire University.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Sarmiento maintains an “Immigration Law Blog” designed for foreigners in need of a clear and simplified explanation of immigration law that could help them assess their own situation. He also was a full-time equity trader prior to law school and is still an avid trader on the side.
Languages spoken: English, Tagalog
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Excellence in Legal Research and Writing||University of Illinois, College of Law||2004|
|Summa Cum Laude, Top of Class in BS Economics / Finance||Southern New Hampshire University||2001|
|President's List - Every Semester||Southern New Hampshire University||2001|
|Honors Class Section A '94-'98||Ateneo de Manila||1998|
|Founder and Attorney||Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Margaret Wong & Associates CO LPA||2007 - 2009|
|Legal Assistant||Margaret Wong & Associates CO LPA||2005 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Chambers of Hon. Mitchel Goldberg||2004 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Asian Pacific American Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Asylum Approval for a Chinese National Based on Religious Persecution||Asylum Approved|
|Sri Lankan Client Released on Bond in York, Pennsylvania Despite No Immediate Relief and No Family Ties in the U.S.||Bond Granted and Client Out of Jail|
|Approved Change of Status from J-1 to B-2 for Filipino Client||J-1 to B-2 Approved|
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|University of Illinois College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Southern New Hampshire University||Economics and Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|