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Jesse Evans-Schroeder

Immigration Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   43 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jesse

Learn Jesse’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Removal Defense (Immigration Court), Asylum Based Relief, Waivers, Family Based Immigration, Violence Against Women Act, Visas for Crime Victims

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense

    8 years, 20 cases


Jesse Evans-Schroeder is a partner and the director of immigration litigation at the Law Offices of Matthew Green.  She is an experienced attorney committed to defending the rights of immigrants.

A graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Ms. Evans-Schroeder gained experience in immigration law through work with the law college's immigration clinic, as well as with the Asylum Project of Southern Arizona, the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, and Southern Arizona Legal Aid's immigration unit.

After law school, Ms. Evans-Schroeder began to work at the Law Offices of Matthew H. Green where she has continued her immigration practice. Ms. Evans-Schroeder has a particular expertise in deportation defense. She represents both detained and non-detained individuals in removal proceedings throughout Arizona, and deals with the intersection of criminal and immigration law on a daily basis. She is an experienced asylum attorney, and an advocate for those victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes who are eligible for certain immigration benefits. Ms. Evans-Schroeder also has a range of experience practicing at the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. She has successfully sued the U.S. government in a variety of immigration matters, on behalf of her clients.

A long history as an advocate for women, children, and families led Ms. Evans-Schroeder to the practice of law, and to the practice of immigration in particular. She treats her clients with dignity and respect while providing strong advocacy as they face the challenges of the U.S. immigration system. Ms. Evans-Schroeder has participated in and helped coordinate a number of public service events related to immigration law, including workshops and fairs for Naturalization and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She also has considerable experience in U Visa and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) advocacy.

Areas of Practice
100% Immigration
Litigation Percentage
100% Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
Arizona, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2016
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
J.D. - 2008
Honors: With Honors
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) - 1997
Major: History/Women's Studies
Honors and Awards
Council on Legal Education Opportunity Scholar Award in Refugee Law
James E. Rogers College of Law Award in Oral Advocacy
Top Pro Bono Attorney, Arizona State Bar, 2013
Invited Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, 2018
Invited Speaker, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Annual Convening, 2018
Professional Associations and Memberships
Arizona State Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
Pima County Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
National Immigration Project, Member, 2009- Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present
Past Employment Positions
William E. Morris Institute for Justice, Law Clerk, 2007 - 2008
Tucson Municipal Court, Law Clerk, 2006
Pro Bono Activities
Volunteer Supervising Attorney-Mi Familia Vota , 2011 - 2012
Volunteer Supervising Attorney-University of Arizona Child and Family Law Clinic, 2011 - 2012
Volunteer Supervising Attorney, University of Arizona Immigration Law Clinic, 2011- 2017


Green Evans-Schroeder PLLC
130 W Cushing Street
Tucson, AZ, 85701-2255

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Posted by Anicia Paredes | April 10, 2024
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Highly recommend
We hired Green Evans-Schroeder as our immigration attorneys in 2017. My husband had been denied his green card by USCIS in the past, and later we hired another attorney who did not help us. When my husband was placed in removal proceedings, Jesse Evans-Schroeder worked on my husband’s case. She was able to show the judge that my husband did qualify for the green card, and he was granted his permanent residency. Jesse made creative and winning legal arguments that no other attorney thought were possible. She was very helpful and always kept us up to date every step of the way. Thank you Jesse, no words can express our families gratitude towards you! We will continue to recommend them to anyone seeking Immigration legal assistance. Thank you again!
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Posted by Monica | January 8, 2024
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Highly recommended
We could not be any happier with our choice in choosing Green Evans-Schroeder as our legal representatives. My family’s case has been a 14 year case. We got to work directly with Jesse during the past 14 years and she did amazing! She continued to look at what possibilities were in line to our case, she was always very direct as to what the potential outcomes could be including the unfavorable outcomes. Thanks to Jesse and her continued efforts, our families case has been finalized and we all have our legal status. This brings so much peace and happiness to our home and family. Thank you Jesse, no words can express our families gratitude towards you and the firm!
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Posted by Frances | January 3, 2024
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Thank you for the best Professional Representation
I could not be happier with my husband results!, After 20years of waiting and feeling that this day would never arrive, when we had both lost all hope of ever being able to get legal status for my husband immigration case we meet Mrs. Jesse Evan’s-Schroeder. After two failed attempts with two other Lawyers. we just started to give up until Jesse Evans-Schroeder from Green Evans-Shroeder Law firm. Her and her team told us they were able to help my husbands. It was not easy but after so many years and winning his case inside the United States, it’s just the biggest surprise. We have waited three years for residence card and Jessy finally got the order finalizing his Residence approval December 26, 2023. Best Immigration attorneys that really care for there clients. We highly recommend this Law firm. Blessings and God bless.
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Posted by Mariel | December 28, 2023
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Amazing Experience!
If you are looking for a Great immigration Lawyer, then I would highly recommend Jesse! She was always sharp, professional, intelligent and well-versed on immigration law and USCIS. During my husband's immigration case she always kept us informed and knew what was next and gave us the information we needed on every step of this long and extremely difficult process. Not only did we had great outcome, but she won our trust and we highly recommend her!!
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Posted by APRIL | December 28, 2023
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Dedicated and persistent!
My husband needed legal representation for his immigration issues, we vetted several attorneys before deciding to go with Jesse and we’re grateful we found her! She is thorough, detail oriented, committed and driven to achieve the best outcomes. She’s forward-thinking and creative with how she builds a strategic defense. She knows how to build a strong case to give her clients the best chance to win. I’d recommend her each and every time.
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Posted by Marcos & Rita | August 31, 2023
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Amazing experience
Jesse was our last hope after having lost all our appeals to avoid deportation for my husband. She was able to get us a favorable outcome and my husband is able to be here with us with no deportation order in place! Prayers answered for sure she will always be a blessing to us!
Posted by Dulce Alvarado | August 21, 2023
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Personal review
I’m very blessed and pleased to have Ms Schroeder as my immigration lawyer she did an amazing job in a period of 2 1/2 mnths she went above and beyond to get my case settled in court she did a tremendous job with my case I feel I’m living a dream that I’m my mind though it was impossible but thankful I found her and i thank god for her and her dedication to her clients she’s an amazing person friend and LAWYER I would really recommend her if any one is in need of hiring a lawyer don’t hesitate to get in touch with her and her people in the office as well I could go on &on talking about how great things worked out for me by having Ms Shroeder by my side such a blessing . I truly recommend her as the 1 immigration lawyer in Tucson. Thank You so much Jesse for your help and dedication blessings
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Posted by Jose | July 31, 2023
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She is amazing!
We had a difficult case and she worked a miracle! We appreciate everything that you have done for us! Thank you!
Posted by Maria | April 14, 2023
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Excelente abogada
La abogada es muy preparada tuve una experiencia muy buena todo lo que me explico fue verdad. Yo aplique por mi residencia por mi parte y USCIS me la negó, y me mandaron a corte, la abogada Jesse me represento y demostró al juez que USCIS estaba equivocado en su decisión, y me gano mi residencia. Estoy muy agradecida y la recomiendo para cualquier caso difícil.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2023
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Greatest lawyer
This lawyer created one of the best days of my life by getting me my citizenship
Posted by Victor | January 13, 2023
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14 years...and then a HUGE WIN!!!
We highly, highly recommend Jesse for anyone seeking a professional, passionate, wise and hardworking, attorney. She was truly, an answered prayer. So here is a little recap of my case and our history with Green Evans-Schroeder. My deportation case started in 2008. I was pretty young, and accepted a voluntary departure to leave the country and go back to Mexico, where I didn’t have any family. I hired Green Evans-Schroeder to see if there was anything I could do. Jesse Evans-Schroeder submitted a motion to reopen my case, arguing to the judge that I was eligible for asylum. The judge reopened my case. After it was reopened, the government agreed to “close” it and allow me to remain in the U.S. But then, almost ten years later, the government reopened my case. I had no idea. Luckily, Jesse tracked me down and let me know what was happening. I went back to court, and this time I was eligible to get my permanent residency through Cancellation of Removal. I had to show the Judge that my U.S. citizen mom, wife and kids would suffer an extreme hardship if I was removed. Jesse and her team spent a lot time gathering evidence and preparing me to testify in Court. On the day of the trial, we were happy and relieved that the judge granted my application, which means I will be a permanent resident, and I can stay here with my family. Even the government seemed to agree that I deserved to stay, and I believe that is because the case was so well prepared and the many prayers over our case, they knew the right thing was to allow me to remain here in the U.S. We are overwhelmed with gratitude and so thankful to Jesse and the team for this huge win.
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Posted by Diana | September 25, 2022
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Gracias Jesse
Quiero agradecer la abogada jesse por su pasión al trabajo, entrega y comprensión. en mi caso, Yo tenía orden de deportación tenía varios años llendo a corte, el caso no era fuerte, ella me defendió en corte tan inteligente mente que el juez aprobó mi residencia en los estados unidos después de casi 26 años sin ir a mexico… ella mi ángel mi guerrera me dio una de las felicidades más grandes en mi vida, gracias jesse.. dios te permita ayudar a muchas personas en mi misma situación y poner mas sonrisas en esas familias que necesiten de tu ayuda.. dios te bendiga jesse.
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Response from Jesse Evans-Schroeder September 26, 2022
Me sacaste una lágrima, Diana. Gracias por sus amables palabras. No ha sido más que un placer trabajar contigo.
Posted by Leo | September 23, 2022
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A true blessing
My mother was in removal proceedings for many years, I was trying my best to do things on my own but there was only so much I can do. Without the right guidance or help it became overwhelming. After hearing many great reviews I finally reached out to Green Evans-Schroeder for help. Although it was a difficult case, Jesse was able to persuade the government and the judge that some of my mothers charges were incorrect, that she was actually eligible for a green card and ultimately to agree to a grant of my mother’s green card. Now my mother is now a lawful permanent resident! Hiring Jesse was the best decision we ever made.
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Response from Jesse Evans-Schroeder September 26, 2022
What a journey we went through together, Leo! It was a pleasure working with your mom and your family. She is lucky to have a wonderful son who provided her so much support through all of this. I am very happy that she now has permanent residency, and I hope you come see us in a few years so we can apply for her citizenship! :)
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Posted by Sergio M D | September 20, 2022
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Exelente trabajo no la pensaría 2 bese en recomendarla
Hola Mi nombre es Sergio ? en el año 2011 entre en pros eso de deportación por un DUI contrate a una abogada de nombre x Le page un buen dinero para que me defendiera pero hizo un mal trabajo y estuvieron apunto de deportarme por qué no envío los documentos me informo que no podía acer nada que me tenía que ir a México entonces empezamos a buscar abogados y hubo barios que no quisieron agarrar mi cazo alguien nos recomendó Evans Schroeder’s profile ya me quedaban sólo 10 días para dejar el país y ellos evaluaron mi caso y rápidamente tomaron acción y lograron detener la deportación recuerdo que no tenían cita y unas de su secretaria llamada Olivia nos acomodo por qué no era mucho el tiempo que nos quedaba gracias a Olivia quedamos en excelentes manos Tenía una salida voluntaria un DUI 3 tikes Por Alta velocidad el proceso no fu fácil pero gracias a Dios que me puso a estos abogados en el camino que trabajaron bastante duro pero lo hemos logrado mi caso Hera bastante difícil de ello estaba consciente pero yo confiaba mucho en mi abogada Jesse Avans exelente trabajo Jesse siempre confié en ti sabia que lo ibas a lograr siempre tube fe que lo lograrías viernes 16 de septiembre 22 sabia que saldríamos victoriosos gracias por todo súper agradecidos por el resto de mi vida
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Response from Jesse Evans-Schroeder September 26, 2022
Gracias por su fe y confianza en mí y en mi equipo durante todos estos años. No podría estar más feliz por usted y su familia de que ahora tendrá la seguridad que se merece.
Posted by Guillermo | September 20, 2022
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Muy buen trabajo
La Sra. Evans-Schroeder representó a mi amigo en su caso de asilo de Ghana. Estaba en proceso de deportación y tuvo que luchar por el asilo en la corte. La Sra. Evans-Schroeder trabajó arduamente para asegurarse de que ella tenía todas las pruebas y preparó a mi amigo para su testimonio. Ganó su caso y el gobierno no apeló. Pronto, podrá traer a su familia a los EE. UU., desde África. Está muy agradecido por el arduo trabajo de la Sra. Evans-Schroeder.
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Posted by Maria G. | April 14, 2022
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Best Atty-Client Experience!
I received an RFE for the removal of conditions on my permanent resident card. With the recommendation of a friend, I hired Atty Jesse to handle my case. It was the best decision ever. After consultation, Atty Jesse and her team worked hard in a very timely manner resulting in my green card approval within a month! That was really quick! Immigration papers can cause so much stress.. but Atty Jesse and her team gave me the peace of mind that I needed. With that I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Katya | April 5, 2022
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Jessy is a great Attoney! Very professional with great communication skills! Did go with me from A to Z! Thank you for your attitude, service and results!
Posted by Roberto | February 1, 2022
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Best in town!
I hired Green Evans-Schroeder after I had already been denied my green card, working with a different attorney.  Jesse Evans-Schroeder encouraged me from the beginning that my green card never should have been denied.  She told me why immigration’s decision was wrong, and how we could go about reapplying.  The second time we applied, immigration again tried to deny me for the same (wrong) reasons. But Jesse appealed their decision, and with her legal arguments, they agreed they had been wrong!  They approved my residency!  I have lived in this country for many years, and tried for many years to get my green card. Thanks to Jesse and her team, I feel more secure in the U.S. than ever, and my family and I are all truly grateful. Will recomend to anyone. Thanks again for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2021
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Bringing loved ones together
We hired Green Evans-Schroeder when my wife was detained and put in deportation proceedings. They got my wife out of detention, and then went on to fight her deportation case. Jesse had to show the Immigration Judge that my wife’s deportation would case extreme hardship to me and our children. She knew just how to gather the right evidence, and make the right arguments. She got the government to agree to giving my wife legal status, without even having to go to trial! Not only that, but Jesse always treated us with respect and dignity, and we felt comfortable and confident sharing difficult personal information with her. We highly recommend Jesse and Green Evans-Schroeder if you need an immigration attorney!
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Posted by NOE SALAZAR | December 7, 2021
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The best
When you think you have all to loose your case Jesse goes over and beyond to do what’s in her hands and closes the case like a pro she is I’m really grateful for her to represent me
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner and Director of Immigration Litigation
  • Law Offices of Matthew Green
  • 2009 - Present
  • Extern
  • Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • William E. Morris Institute for Justice
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Asylum Program Of Southern Arizona
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Judicial Intern
  • Tucson City Court
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • U of Arizona
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Northern Arizona University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gonzalez-Caraveo v. Sessions
  • Villalobos-Organista v. Sessions
  • Preliminary Injunction Granted.
  • Matter of T-A-
  • Withholding of Removal Granted
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  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Arizona chapter)
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
  • 2013


  • La Voz
  • Accion Deferida
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Breaking Bad Border Policy 2016 Conference
  • U Visa Advanced Issues and Trends
  • 2016
  • Mi Familia Vota
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • 2012
  • Borderlinks Traditional Border Delegation
  • Immigration Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is knowledgeable, experienced, and an utmost professional. In court, she's a powerhouse. For matters that are more complex, I refer potential clients to her. Having seen her in action, I endorse her fully, without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jesse is a phenomenal attorney who is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in immigration law. She is widely respected in the field, and will work tirelessly on your case."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse gives great attention to each case and argues strongly in court. Great attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Evans-Schroeder is a knowledgeable and respected immigration attorney. She cares deeply for her clients and it is apparent in her work product. I would gladly refer clients to Ms. Evans-Schroeder and her law firm."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I'm not sure how to describe Jesse in a short little recommendation. It doesn't take long to see she is a powerhouse of an attorney. Highly respected by the Judges and legal community, I can say after working with her directly that she is someone I would want by my side if I had to face a Judge. Extremely analytical and thoughtful, well informed, knows the law, and empathetic and caring with clients to boot."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is a well-respected immigration attorney in Arizona. Her reputation precedes her as someone who works tirelessly for her clients, and is willing to go the extra mile for clients with complex and compelling immigration cases. Just as important, she possesses empathy for her clients who have come from difficult personal circumstances. She's an excellent attorney and I wholeheartedly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is the best immigration lawyer in Tucson!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Ms. Evans-Schroeder is a very experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney. She is both competent and creative, going the extra mile for her clients to help them with their imigration problems. She is also highly ethical. Her diligence and integrity assure that her clients get their money's worth."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is a relentless advocate for her clients, and I strongly recommend her and the rest of the team at the Law Office of Matthew Green. This is the best criminal/immigration law firm in Southern Arizona."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Jesse. She is one of the best immigration lawyers around. Very knowledgeable, and brilliant. I have seen Jesse in action in court and with her clients. Any client would be lucky to have her. She fights aggressively for her clients, and gets them solid results. If I needed an immigration lawyer, Jesse is my go to person! She is a terrific lawyer!"
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