Arizona Immigration Solutions

Employers – Families – Business Owners – Individuals

About Us

After working for over 25 years in large and midsize law firms, as well as serving as in-house counsel, Jared has decided to start a boutique law firm dedicated only to immigration law practice. Jared has worked with
companies ranging from Fortune 100 companies with thousands of employees on work visas to family businesses with only one visa employee. Jared also values opportunities to work with individuals such as students, investors and entrepreneurs, who have personal immigration aspirations and goals. Some of Jared’s favorite cases are marriage and family cases where he helps families unite and start new lives in the U.S.

Jared is assisted by his long-time legal partners, Lorenzo Frausto and Amanda Frost, both are dedicated immigration attorneys practicing 100% immigration law. They have worked together for many years on a wide variety of immigration cases, helping hundreds of families and individuals achieving their immigration goals.

Jared Leung

I am the managing attorney at JCL Immigration Attorneys, PLLC. I enjoy practicing immigration law because I can help people realize their dreams of living in the U.S., leading a productive life, and raising their children in a safe environment where they can realize their potentials.

I work with both business and individual clients. I help my business clients with work visas and “green card” processes for their talented employees. I advise my business clients on I-9 and E-Verify issues to ensure they follow federal law. When they are audited by ICE, I help them mitigate any penalties and design a system that will be effective and manageable in the long run.

My individual clients come from various backgrounds. Some are investors seeking to open businesses in the U.S. and want to obtain E-1 or E-2 visas. Some are interested in EB-5 investment “green card” immigration. I also assist families with marriage-based and fiancée petitions, as well as filing petitions for parents, siblings, and other qualifying relationships. I help individuals apply for “extraordinary ability”, “national interest waiver,” and “outstanding scholars and researchers” petitions as well.

When I was managing a consular practice in Hong Kong for a New York based law firm from 2006 to 2008, I developed valuable perspectives and skills in working with U.S. consulates and embassies, which have been tremendously useful even now when I live in the U.S.

Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and hiking.

Three most recent services as a mediator, judicial or quasi-judicial officer:

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Committee Member, Character and Fitness Committee, Arizona State Bar, January 2020 to December 2023

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Judge, ASU Law School Immigration Moot Court Competition, ASU,
Phoenix, AZ November 2023

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Judge, Killingsworth-Spritzer Oral Argument Competition, ASU, Phoenix, AZ February 2020

Three most recent pro bono seminars

on university campuses for international students to discuss work authorization before & after graduation, F-1 compliance and travel Issues, and other work and “green card” options:

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Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, November 2023
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Grand Canyon University, Glendale, AZ, November 2023
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, October 2021

Three most recent speaking engagements:

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Tips and Tricks for Preparing the DS-260 & DS-160 & DS-156E Forms in Complex Cases, 2024 AILA 12th Annual Conference of American Immigration Lawyers’ Association APAC Chapter, Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam, February 29, 2024

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Road Map to Hiring Foreign National Doctors and Healthcare
Professionals, Southwest Physician Recruiters Association Annual
Education Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, September 22, 2023
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Achieving Zen through Practice Management and Ethics, 2023 AILA 11th
Annual Conference of American Immigration Lawyers’ Association APAC
Chapter, Tokyo, Japan, May 16, 2023.

Three most recent publications:

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Reviewed and Updated Labor Certification Case Analysis Form and
PERM Procedural Checklist, AILA Immigration Practice Toolbox, Fifth
Edition, May 2023
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Obtaining Nonimmigrant U.S. Visas in China: How to Make a Good First
Impression, The Consular Practice Handbook, 2020 Editions
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The Art of the One-Page Cover Letter, The Consular Practice Handbook,
2020 Editions

Three Most Recent Services on a Committee or Board

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Mentor for Business Immigration Issues for American Immigration
Lawyers Association (AILA), 2018 to Present
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Member, AILA Department of State Liaison Committee, June 2018 to
June 2021
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Board Member, Arizona Asian American Bar Association (AAABA), April
2014 to June 2021

Lorenzo Frausto

Lorenzo Frausto has more than 20 years of experience as an immigration attorney in the Phoenix area. He has managed corporate cases for Fortune 100 Companies, working directly with in-house corporate counsel and/or HR representatives to advise, strategize and implement case plans. His corporate immigration work includes transactional services such as temporary work visa application, permanent residency and more, managing these matters with multiple U.S. Government agencies, including USCIS (U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services), DOL (U.S. Department of Labor), and the U.S. Department of State.

Lorenzo’s legal expertise also extends to family immigration petitions and deportation/removal proceedings, interacting with clients to obtain information and documentation required to accomplish immigration goals.

A native Arizonan, Lorenzo enjoys reading, movies, collecting vinyl LPs, time
with his family, and supporting the Cardinals.

Recent Professional Activities

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019
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Arizona State University, International Students Office Presentation, Tempe, AZ November 2018
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Arizona State University, School of Engineering, Tempe, AZ December 2018
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Arizona State University, School of Design, Tempe, AZ, May 2018
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Arizona State University, School of Engineering, Tempe, AZ December 2017

Community Services

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Board member of Arizona Buddhist Temple, 2016 to 2019
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Volunteer Cook at Annual Matsuri Festival, 2014 to Present

Sheryl Thomas

With over two decades of legal experience spanning immigration and real estate/corporate law across Chicago and Phoenix, Sheryl Thomas brings a wealth of expertise to her practice. Born in the Philippines to American and Japanese parents, she possesses a unique perspective on the immigrant journey.

Sheryl has handled corporate cases for prestigious entities including Fortune 100 Companies, professional sports teams, U.S. Olympic teams, universities, and medical research centers. Her extensive transactional services encompass both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, with a particular focus on healthcare and technology organizations.

Beyond her legal pursuits, Sheryl is deeply committed to civics education. She served as the inaugural Chief Program Officer for Citizenship Counts and provided consulting services for iCivics. Actively involved in her community, Sheryl serves on the Phoenix Sister Cities Business Relations Committee, contributes to the Arizona Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), and volunteers for Lawyers for Good Government, the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and the Arizona Legal Center.

Passionate about advancing female education and empowerment, Sheryl holds leadership positions in her local alumnae club and currently presides as the President of the Smith College Club of Phoenix. She also contributes her expertise as a judge in the Draper Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition.

In her leisure time, Sheryl indulges her passion for gardening as a Maricopa County Certified Master Gardener and finds solace in the pages of a good book.

Recent Professional Activities

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Community Services

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Callie Lowe // Paralegal

Callie Lowe is a new member of our legal team at JCL Immigration Attorneys.

With a strong commitment to professionalism and attention to detail, she assists our attorneys in providing exceptional legal services to our clients.

Callie graduated with honors from Northern Arizona University where she earned degrees in Criminology/Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Spanish. She gained practical experience in the legal field through internships, honing her skills in legal research, case management, and client communication. In her role as a paralegal at JCL Immigration Attorneys, Callie supports our attorneys in various practice areas, including family cases and labor certification processes.

In her spare time, Callie enjoys traveling, hiking, and camping. She also enjoys riding horses competitively.

Recent Professional Activities

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Community Services

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Cameron Denler // Paralegal

Cameron Denler is a Paralegal who specializes in drafting nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions. Since joining the field in late 2022, he has enjoyed using his writing talents to argue on behalf of those wishing to come work in the United States. Every day he considers it an honor to play a role in allowing others to pursue their dreams inside this country.

Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, Cameron attended Arizona State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics. As an Arizona transplant, he is still fascinated by Arizona’s mountainous terrain. One of his proudest achievements is hiking to the top of Humphreys Peak in Flagstaff, the highest peak in Arizona.

Outside of physical activity, he loves playing the guitar (acoustic and electric), reading, and cheering on his home team, the Chicago Cubs.

Recent Professional Activities

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Community Services

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Herman Tamayo // Paralegal

Herman Tamayo is a paralegal with over seven years of experience specializing in family immigration petitions for fiancées, parents, siblings, and other qualifying relationships, as well as employment-based green card petitions. He enjoys assisting his clients in realizing their dreams of living in the U.S. and building their future in such a great country.

Herman graduated with an associate degree in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies and an associate degree in Arts from Phoenix College.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Herman enjoys sports, spending time with his family, and supporting the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Recent Professional Activities

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Community Services

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Liz Rodriguez // Paralegal

Liz Rodriguez has more than 10 years of Paralegal experience. She works alongside the JCL team in many areas of immigration. Her focus is helping companies and their employees through the first stages of the employment- based green card process.

Liz graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies from Arizona State University in 2009 and completed a Paralegal certification program though Phoenix College in 2013.

Liz is an Arizona native who enjoys spending time with her family. She grew up in a prominently Hispanic area where people always needed help either because of language barriers or lack of understanding. Her passion is helping people and dreams of becoming an attorney one day to help those in need of legal resources.

Recent Professional Activities

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Community Services

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Suzanne Frausto // Legal Assistant

Suzanne Frausto is proud to work as a Legal Assistant with JCL. With a background in education and mental health services, including a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Arizona State University, she brings a positive outlook to the immigration process. Always ready with a smile (whether in person or over the phone), she ensures that our clients feel heard and understood.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Suzanne still lives in Arizona’s capital city but spends her summers in the Pacific Northwest. When she's not spending time with her family, she's likely camping or curling up with a good book.

Recent Professional Activities

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019

Community Services

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Maintaining Status in an Era of Immigration Upheaval, Arizona International Educators State Meeting, Red Mountain Community College, Mesa, AZ, March 2019