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State of Connecticut Judical Branch
Juris Number: 404049
Connecticut, 1991; U.S., District of Connecticut, 1991.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2005
Education: Northeastern University (B.S., 1987), cum laude
Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., 1990)
Member: American Immigration Lawyers Association
Law Offices Jon E. Jessen, LLC practices in the following areas of law:
Practice limited to U.S. Immigration and Naturalization law. General practice of Immigration Law: Asylum, Business, Consular Practice, Mandamus Complaints, Removal, Deportation, Family and Naturalization. Trial and Appellate Practice before the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, Administrative Appeals Office and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Precedent Setting Cases
An Immigration precedent setting case is a ruling by a court that changes how judges and immigration officials must view and interpret the law on a particular issue:
- Matter of Arrabally, 25 I. & N. Dec. 771 (BIA 2012)
- Melnitsenko v. Mukasey, 517 F.3d 42 (2d Cir. 2008)
- Pinto-Montoya v. Mukasey, 540 F.3d (2008)
- November 17, 2016 – Faculty Member, The Unlawful Presence Bars-Analysis and Remedies, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Audio Seminar.
- June 25, 2016 – Panel leader, Unconventional Adjustment of Status Scenarios, 2016 American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA) Annual Conference on Immigration Law, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV to discuss Matter of Arrabally, 25 I. & N. Dec 771 (BIA 2012)”
- February 2013 and February 2014 – Panel Speaker at American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Southern California Chapter to discuss the impact and possible new application and interpretation to the immigration law, based on Matter of Arrabally, 25 I. & N. Dec 771 (BIA 2012)”
- October 18th 2012, National Archives in Washington D.C, home of the United States Constitution. Invited by the Department of Homeland Security as a panel speaker to discuss the impact and possible new application and interpretation to the immigration law, based on Matter of Arrabally, 25 I. & N. Dec. 771 (BIA 2012), which is considered a landmark case.
- October 2012 – Panel Speaker at American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Connecticut Chapter to discuss the impact and possible new application and interpretation to the immigration law, based on Matter of Arrabally, 25 I. & N. Dec. 771 (BIA 2012).
- Attorney Jessen was honored with a Pro Bono Award from the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Pro Bono Committee at the Bench / Bar luncheon on June 9th 2008.
- Connecticut Lawyer Volume 18 / Number 8 May/June 2008
“Jon E. Jessen, of the Law Offices of Jon E. Jessen LLC, was nominated by Connecticut Legal Services (CLS) for his continuing dedication and hard work with the CLS pro bono program.
Attorney Jon E. Jessen has:
- Represented and assisted immigrants in all area of immigration law, many of whom subsequently became Legal Permanent Residents and Citizens of the United States.
- Successfully argued before the Immigration Courts in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
- Filed and won appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) including winning a landmark case Matter of Arrabally 25 I. & N. Dec. 771 (BIA 2012) a significant precedent setting case that saw the BIA overturn it’s own reasoning and interpretation on what constitutes a “departure” For immigrants traveling on Advanced Parole.
- Represented clients before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City winning cases including, Melnitsenko v. Mukasey, 517 F.3d 42 (2d Cir. 2008), an important precedent setting case that clarified and protected an immigrant’s right to file a “Motion to Reopen” a deportation order before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
- In another Second Circuit Court of Appeals case Pinto-Montoya v. Mukasey 540 F.3d (2008), set precedent in that it upheld government protocols used by immigration officials to stop and question certain individuals concerning their immigration status in an airport.