Jacqueline Lentini

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Jacqueline Lentini focuses her practice on immigration law and compliance, handling all matters of employment based immigration case management, including Labor Certification (PERM), H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, L-1 Blanket, E-1/E-2, TN, B-1, J-1 and I-140 (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3). She counsels clients on consular processing and Client Adjustment interviews, and has filed Adjustment of Status applications, including Advance Parole and Employment Authorization.

Previously, Ms. Lentini gained extensive experience in immigration matters with other Chicago area law firms. Prior to that, she was an Immigration Specialist for World Relief, for which she obtained Board of Immigration Appeals accreditation, filed VAWA petitions, Adjustment of Status and Citizenship applications, with continued involvement volunteering at World Relief sponsored Naturalization workshops.

Prior to her law degree, Ms. Lentini was employed by the University of Houston and Purdue University as a F-1 and J-1 student counselor. She possesses over seventeen years of combined experience with immigration issues as both an attorney and foreign student advisor.

Ms. Lentini is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), the Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”), the Kane County Bar Association’s Immigration Committee, and the Justinian Society of Lawyers. Ms. Lentini currently serves on the AILA MidWest Regional Conference Planning Committee (2017), served on AILA’s national Long Distance Learning Committee (2014-2016), and has been a contributing author to the Illinois Chamber Employee Handbook for the past five years. Previously, she was on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Immigration and International Law Committee in 2002-2003. She has published many immigration related law articles in local bar journals and has spoken publicly to audiences regarding immigration issues in a variety of industries.

Ms. Lentini obtained her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, earned a Master’s in Arts in Italian Studies from Brown University, and a B.A. in International Relations cum laude from Boston University. She is fluent in Italian.

Sharon Winslow


Sharon Winslow brings over 25 years of experience to our law office in her role as an Immigration Paralegal. She has a demonstrated history of working in the academic, medical, research and legal industries. A large portion of her career was spent in the International Students and Scholars Office at Purdue University where she directed the Scholar area of the office. Under her leadership, the Scholar team assisted over 1000 international faculty and staff annually with their visa paperwork to allow their temporary services and employment at Purdue. She has hands-on experience with permanent resident cases (PERM and EB-1 cases), as well as nonimmigrant visas ranging from F-1 students, J-1 exchange visitors, to H-1B employees. She has continued to learn and expand her visa repertoire with P’s, L’s and E’s with my firm.

Other immigration experience includes time spent at Baylor College of Medicine learning the idiosyncrasies of the medical field as well as a stint at Argonne National Laboratory, a not-for-profit government laboratory. Each of these positions has shaped and expanded Sharon’s immigration knowledge and experience.

Time overseas has also played a key role in her experiential understanding of immigration worldwide. She has lived in Uganda, East Africa as well as traveled to numerous other countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It is one thing to work with internationals here in the U.S. but it is another to actually be a foreigner having to navigate the cultural, social and legal systems of another country.

Presentations

Jacqueline, “Jacki”, is passionate about helping people and businesses achieve their immigration goals. Drawing from years of experience and up-to-date immigration knowledge, she assists companies, institutions and individuals with timely solutions for their complex immigration needs.

With tailor-made presentations, Jacki seeks to educate and inform companies and individuals about the ever changing landscape of U.S. immigration laws and policies and its impact. Jacki is available to share her expertise in employment based immigration through a customized presentation to benefit your company/institution. Please call our office to arrange a presentation for your institution/company.

 

“Temporary and Long Term Employment Options for International Students”,
presented to the students of Judson University by Jacqueline (Attorney) and Sharon (Paralegal), followed by a Q & A session.

Are you a foreign national and have you recently moved within the US? All foreign nationals in the U.S. (including permanent residents, children, and nonimmigrant visa holders) must notify the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) of an address change within 10 days of moving by filing Form AR-11. This form can be downloaded from the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov.

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Jacqueline Lentini, LLC.

We provide business employment immigration services to both corporations and individuals, including employer or family sponsorship and naturalization.

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