Jennifer Doerrie

Jennifer Doerrie

Solo law practice limited exclusively to U.S. immigration and nationality law
  • Immigration Law
  • Texas
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Ms. Doerrie has practiced immigration law exclusively since 1998. She is experienced in all areas of U.S. immigration and nationality law practice, including derivative citizenship and naturalization, immigrant residency (green card) petitions through family and employment sponsorship, non-immigrant visas (F students, E, H-1B, J, O, L and TN employees/investors, B visitors, K fiance(e)s, R religious workers, and T and U trafficking and crime victims), DACA, consular processing, waivers, petitions under the Violence Against Women Act, asylum, NACARA, and refugee adjustment. Ms. Doerrie also litigates occasional immigration removal cases before the U.S. Immigration Courts and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Her current solo law practice focuses primarily on family-based immigration, DACA, consular processing and waivers, naturalization, and occasional asylum and removal defense litigation.

A passionate advocate for the immigrant community and former law professor, Ms. Doerrie often conducts workshops and law clinics and frequently speaks at immigration conferences and trainings. On three different occasions, Ms. Doerrie traveled to Warsaw Poland as a featured speaker at PWSBIA international migration conferences.

Should you desire more information about Ms. Doerrie and her immigration and nationality law practice, please contact her office by telephone or e-mail.

Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
  • Swedish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Law Offices of Jennifer Doerrie
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After 13 years of employment with non-profit organizations and other attorneys, Ms. Doerrie opened her own office. Ms. Doerrie's practice consists of 100% U.S. immigration and nationality law.
Immigration Legal Services Advisor
West Coast Mennonite Central Committee
Associate Attorney
Law Offices in Fresno/Clovis, California
Staff Attorney
Catholic Charities - Atlanta, Georgia
Law Clerk/Associate Attorney
Law Offices of Gloria Lee Vera
University of Texas - Austin
J.D. | Law
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Texas State University - Texas State University-San Marcos
B.A. | Political Science & Spanish
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Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyer's Association
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State Bar of Texas
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Articles & Publications
Antitrafficking Initiatives as a Means of Combating Unauthorized Migration
First Independent University - Warsaw, Poland - 5th International Migration Conference Journal
Is Criminalization of Migration a Sound Legal Stragegy?
First Independent University, Warsaw, Poland, 4th International Migration Conference Journal
Rethinking Immigration Policies ...
First Independent University, Warsaw, Poland, 3rd International Migration Conference Journal
Credibility and Corroboration after Diallo
Catholic Legal Immigration Network
Inadmissibility and Removability Bars and Waivers
State Bar of Georgia Continuing Legal Education
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. Mom and i have a deportation order 19 yrs ago. Dad is abusive and we have no criminal record what can we do?
A: Hello,

Was the abuse ever reported to the police or other law enforcement? I strongly encourage you and your mother to consult with a licensed, experienced immigration attorney (and not an unlicensed notary or consultant) about your situations. There is not enough information here to determine whether you possibly may qualify for a U visa or VAWA, and even if there were, that is a legal determination that needs to be made only after a private, detailed consultation. If the cost of even a consultation with a private attorney is a concern, there is a list of attorneys and organizations that offer pro bono or reduced fee services to those who meet the attorney/organization's eligilibty requirements at

Best wishes,

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Q. How many years do you have to be in the U.S to be a resident?
A: Hello,

There is a lot of misleading and outright false information circulating about immigration based on length of time in the United States. Although it is possible to immigrate based on residency time if there are no other inadmissibilty bars or eligibilty concerns, a person doing so must demonstrate that he/she has been residing continuously in the U.S. since January 1, 1972 or prior! That process is called registry. You may have heard about "10 years", but that is only one of three significant requirements for an Immigration Court process called cancellation of removal. There is no way to file for cancellation of removal affirmatively with the Immigration Service. It is only a defense to removal (deportation) proceedings in U.S. Immigration Court. Additionally, some people actually enter the U.S. as permanent residents or get their residency (green card) very soon after arriivng in this country. Thus, it is not the length of time that determines residency, but a long list of other factors and requirements. ... Read More
Q. Canadian applying for business visa what is process. How do you apply
A: Hello,

The answer to this question actually is very fact-specific and would depend on the kind of visa, the position, the applicant's experience, and many other factors. It would be best for you to consult with a licensed, experienced business immigration lawyer about your specific facts and circumstances if at all possible. Also, you may wish to do some on-line research into U.S. business visas. One place you could start is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services own web site, under the resources tab. I believe there are resources for working in the U.S./employment visas there.

Best wishes,

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Contact & Map
Law Offices of Jennifer Doerrie
1177 East Shaw Avenue, Suite 108
Fresno, CA 93710
Telephone: (559) 472-9591
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Please call the office to make an appointment to ensure Ms. Doerrie is available to see you and not at Immigration, in court, or with another client. During COVID, appointments are available via phone or internet/video.