Joe Z. Deng Joined Immigrant First in 2020 as an Associate Attorney and represents individuals before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and in Immigration Court. Joe works on variety of immigration matters including Asylum, Removal Proceedings, Bond Hearing, Employment-based Immigration matters, Marriage-based Immigration matters, Family-based Immigration matters and Naturalization. He is licensed to practice immigration law nation-wide and admitted to the 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 connection to new immigrants, understanding the excitement and anxiety, which comes with the immigration process. Joe also worked for an educational consulting firm where he helped Chinese students applying to U.S. Universities with F-1 and J-1 Visas.

Joe earned his J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law. While in Law School, Joe served as Lead Counsel in Valparaiso Law School Immigration Clinic. He represented clients in asylum cases and special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS). He is fluent in both Chinese (Mandarin) and English.