Jenipher is Supervising Attorney of the Immigration Division of Castrogiovanni Jones Hasseltine & Ohlmeyer (CJHO). As an immigration practitioner providing a full range of services, Jenipher handles immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. In addition, Jenipher handles the firm’s EOIR and Appellate issues, including litigation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), representation in EOIR litigation – deportation and removal proceedings – mandatory detention, asylum, cancellation of removal, and prosecutorial discretion cases. Jenipher’s practice of removal defense particularly focuses upon defense of those detained under mandatory detention provisions due to criminal issues.
Additionally, Jenipher handles family and humanitarian cases as well as employment visas, such as H1-Bs, intracompany transferees (L visas), and treaty traders/investors (E visas). Jones is responsible for handling compliance matters of employment immigration matters, including I-9, LCA, PERM, and H1-B ‘Simeio’ compliance. Jenipher also handles employment based matters before the United States Department of Labor including appeals before the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ)- Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA), as well as before the Administrative Appeals Board. Her decades of personal experience with multinational corporations offers a unique perspective as to business matters. Further, Jenipher is well-versed in consular affairs and adjustment of status cases, handling issues such as consular waivers (I-601A-Provisional Waivers).
As Jenipher began her career in the field of community and public interest, she also acts as Public Service Counsel of Castrogiovanni Jones Hasseltine & Ohlmeyer. As such, Jenipher handles community relations and engagement issues, pro bono projects, as well as public policy advocacy. Jenipher is an alumni Fellow of the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of New Orleans which is implemented by Harvard University and Tulane University. Jenipher executed the Fellowship at the Southern Poverty Law Center. She continued her work in criminal justice reform, constitutional compliance, law enforcement best practices standards, providing research, policy analysis, and litigation investigation concerning the ‘New Orleans Police Department Consent Decree.’ She also held a Clerkship at the highly respected City of New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor at the City of New Orleans Office of the Inspector General. Jenipher has been published in ‘Left Turn’ magazine, ‘Immigration Law Weekly,’ and has made a radio appearance on New Orleans’ WHIV-FM to discuss civil rights and criminal justice matters.
Jenipher is admitted to practice law in the State of South Dakota. She is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (LOYNO) where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. While at LOYNO, she was member of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal and Magister of local Inn of the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi. Proud to be a Bennett Belle, Jenipher graduated from Bennett College For Women with a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science.
State of South Dakota
United States Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR)
United States Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeal (BIA)
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
United States Department of Labor- Office of the Administrative Law Judges (OALJ)
American Bar Association
National Lawyer’s Guild
Immigration Advocates Network
Fellowship of Reconciliation
'The World House and US Immigration Policy,' Immigration Law Weekly, January 2016
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