Jennifer Holt Estrella provides counsel on all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, citizenship, compliance, and consular processing. Jennifer offers immigration advice to a wide spectrum of employers in varying industries.
Her clients include luxury cruise lines, 4/5 star hotels and restaurants, and multinational companies in the following industries: civil engineering, paper manufacturing, advanced filtration materials, universities, travel services, corporate benefit solutions, supply chain solutions, and marine refurbishment.
In addition, she has particular knowledge and experience in providing counsel on matters related to crewmen’s visas and the H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Program.
Jennifer is a regular speaker/presenter/moderator for numerous training seminars for clients, professional organizations, and academic institutions regarding the immigration process and I-9 employment eligibility verification.
Jennifer is active in her community as a Volunteer for YMCA of the USA, (1995 – Present); Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Miami (2008 – 2010); former Executive Committee Member for the World Alliance of YMCAs, Geneva Switzerland (2002 – 2006); former Board Member of the International Branch of the YMCA of Greater New York (2001 – 2002); and former World Fellow of National Council of YMCAs of Sri Lanka (1995-1996).
- Represented companies in connection with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) audits
- Represented companies in connection with Department of Labor (DOL)/Wage and Hour Division H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Program audits and investigations
- Served as Co-Counsel before the Administrative Review Board in relation to H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker DOL Wage and Hour Investigation
- Prepared successful appeals before the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office related to the I-140 Multinational Manager Immigrant Preference Category and I-140 Immigrant Petition Petitioner’s Ability to Pay the Proffered Wage
- Prepared successful Requests for Reconsideration before the USCIS Texas, Vermont, California, and Nebraska Service Centers
- Prepared successful Requests for Reconsideration before the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration
- Provided pro bono representation of unaccompanied minors from Central America before the Immigration Court
- Seton Hall University School of Law | J.D., 2002
- Rutgers University | B.A., 1995
Bar Admissions: Florida 2006, New York 2002, New Jersey 2002
- Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- US Customs & Border Protection Port of Miami Liaison Committee Member, AILA South Florida Chapter, 2010 – 2011, 2012 – 2013
- US Citizenship & Immigration Services Miami District Office Liaison Committee Member, AILA South Florida Chapter, 2011 – 2012
- Congressional Liaison Committee Member, AILA South Florida Chapter – 2013 – 2014 Florida Department of Motor Vehicles Liaison Committee Member, AILA South Florida Chapter, 2014 – 2015
- Homeland Security/Immigration Customs and Enforcement Investigations Committee Member and Co-Chair, AILA South Florida Chapter, 2015 – 2016
- Member, Florida Bar Association. 2006
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