Ms. Jessica Ventura was born and raised in Long Island, New York. Her parents emigrated to the United States from El Salvador, and she is a native Spanish speaker. Ms. Ventura grew up assisting her parents and family members in navigating their immigration proceedings, and from an early age she developed an interest in immigration law and immigrant rights.
Ms. Ventura attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York where she obtained a B.A. in English Literature. Thereafter, she attended Albany Law School, from which she graduated in 2020. As a law student, she was the President of the Latino-American Law Student Association and participated in the Immigration Clinic at Albany Law. There she worked with victims of crimes to obtain lawful status through the U-Visa program. During her time in law school, she also worked for Prisoner's Legal Services in the Immigration Unit in Albany, NY, which specialized in defense of incarcerated individuals facing deportation proceedings.
Upon graduating, Ms. Ventura pursued her interest in immigration and has since gained experience in family-based immigration, removal defense, such as asylum, and cancellation of removal, and criminal proceedings and their impact on immigration matters.
Ms. Ventura was admitted to the New York State Bar in March 2021. She has successfully represented clients before the Immigration Court, Suffolk and Nassau County Family Court, and USCIS.