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Joe Z. Deng


Joe Z. Deng is the founder of The Deng Law Firm and represents individuals before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). He also represents businesses before the Department of Veterans Affairs Center of Verification and Evaluation (CVE) and Small Business Administration (SBA). Joe has extensive expertise in employment-based immigration matters (EB-1, EB-2, EB-2 National Interest Waiver, and EB-3, etc.), marriage-based immigration matters, family-based immigration matters, employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions, asylum, naturalization, and small business certification (service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), veteran-owned small business (VOSB) certification, 8(a) certification). He is licensed to practice immigration law and federal law national wide, and admitted to District of Columbia Bar.

Joe was originally from China. He came to the United States as an immigrant and went through the entire immigration process. Joe has a strong sympathy and empathy for the new immigrants, and understands their excitement and anxiousness in the immigration process. Joe has also worked in SDVOSB/VOSB verifications for two and half years; therefore, he has extensive knowledge of every aspect of the verification. In addition, Joe had also established an educational consulting firm where he helped Chinese students to apply the U.S. Universities, F-1 Visa, and J-1 Visa.

Joe earned his J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law. While in the Law School, Joe served as a Lead Counsel in Valparaiso Law School Immigration Clinic. He represented clients in asylum cases and special immigrant juvenile status (SLJS) cases. Additionally, he also represented asylum applicants in the interviews before asylum officers. Joe is fluent in both Chinese (Mandarin) and English.