Australian | U.S. Migration Law Professionals
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Senior U.S. Attorney
Registered Australian Migration Agent
Melissa has practiced U.S. immigration law in both Hawaii and Australia. Her qualifications are extensive, having graduated from William S Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii, as well as earning a Graduate Certificate in Migration Law from Australia National University.
With over 25 years of experience in migration law, Melissa has worked for numerous law firms, including the world’s largest U.S. immigration firm and has owned her own practice since 2015.
Melissa has spent a large portion of her career advocating for and representing victims of human trafficking rings and was actively involved in refugee matters having served as a Country Specialist (China and Tibet) for Amnesty International USA for more than 15 years.
Lead Attorney - Consular
Senior U.S. Attorney
Jeremy earned his BA in Political Science from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey and then went on to study law at the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky.
Jeremy has actively practiced U.S. immigration law for over a decade and has extensive experience with immigration cases handled by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of State Consulates and Embassies throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, as well as the National Visa Center (NVC) and the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC).
Jeremy is a founding member and past Chair for the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He also has served as a member of the AILA Board of Governors and on the AILA USCIS International Operations Liaison Committee. Currently, he serves on the AILA USCIS Headquarters Liaison Committee working with policy issues that affect the receipt, processing, and adjudication of applications and petitions for immigration benefits.
Jeremy is very devoted to the work of AILA in advocating for just, fair, and reasonable immigration law and policy, and strengthening the practice of immigration law within its members.
Registered Australian Migration Agent
In 2008, Rachel met her now-husband whilst he was backpacking through Australia. The pair ended up engaging an Australian Migration Agent in order to seek out options of living together in Australia as a couple. Rachel realised that helping people travel and/or relocate across the globe is not only about having a good understanding of the law, it’s also about being equally compassionate, understanding and making the process as seamless as possible.
In 2010 Rachel completed her Certificate in Immigration Law and became a Registered Australian Migration Agent. Rachel joined the Worldwide Migration Partners team as a registered Australian Migration Agent in July 2021.
Rachel can also converse, read and write fluently in Hebrew / רחל יכולה גם לשוחח, לקרוא ולכתוב בעברית שוטפת
Originally from southern California, Jamie spent a year as a high school exchange student in regional Australia.
At university, Jamie studied cultural anthropology which allowed him to live and study in Nepal for 6 months with two wonderful host-families. One family was in Kathmandu and the other was on the side of a mountain 10 hours walk from the nearest road. Sadly, in 2015 that village was abandoned after the devasting earthquake.
He then spent several years teaching English in Tokyo, Japan. In 2012, after 16 years in Hawaii, he migrated to Australia with his family.
Lori Musicer is a dedicated U.S. Immigration Paralegal with 15 years of experience in the field, having worked at several immigration law firms in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communications from the University of Oregon.
In 2012, when same-sex marriages still were not federally recognized in the U.S. under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Lori played an instrumental role in a nationwide pro bono legal services and advocacy campaign fighting for equality at the intersection of LGBTQ+ rights and immigration.
In June 2013, DOMA was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, and Lori spent the next two years working with hundreds of same-sex couples who were able to apply for permanent residence (green cards) and fiancé(e) visas for the first time in U.S. history.
Lori has been serving the local immigrant communities in Hawaii since 2017, and is honored to continue to do so remotely since relocating back to Los Angeles.
Kassie was born and raised on Saipan, which is part of a chain of islands called the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands.
Kassie graduated with an associate degree in Criminal Justice from the Northern Marianas College. She then worked as a paralegal at an immigration law firm in Saipan for four years specialising in family and employment-based immigration.
In January 2022, Kassie moved to Las Vegas, Nevada after living on Saipan her whole life and started working with Worldwide Migration Partners in February 2022.
Lia was born in Southern California, and raised in Hawaii’s Central Oahu. Lia graduated from the University of Hawaii - Manoa with a BA in History. After working for a few years in health insurance she took an interest in legal work and completed the ABA approved Certificate of Achievement - Paralegal program at Kapiolani Community College in December 2019.
Prior to working at Worldwide Migration Partners as a paralegal, Lia gained hands-on experience and continued education in family-based and humanitarian immigration matters as a legal assistant and paralegal for The Legal Clinic; a Hawaii based non-profit organization that provides immigration legal services to low-income individuals and families. She also became one of the few accredited representatives in the State of Hawaii through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Recognition and Accreditation Program, permitting her to represent clients for certain immigration cases under a recognized organization.
Heather grew up outside of San Francisco, California, and loves to travel and has lived in Italy, the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Heather has a graduate degree in International Security and Conflict Resolution from San Diego State University, studying topics such as International Law, humanitarian crises, nuclear weapons treaties, and the global security challenges of a changing climate.
Heather now lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near beautiful Lake Tahoe and loves books, coffee, gardening, studying new languages, and hiking with her family. Over the past twenty years she has worked in the fashion industry as a costume designer and small business owner, and has also worked in the Finance, Mining, Equine, Legal and Insurance industries.
Jenny earned her BA in Public Relations from the University of Madras, India, and then went on to take up a temporary job with the British High Commission, Chennai during the visit of the Royal Yacht to India. She then moved on to a full-time position with the visa section and the Commercial Section.
In 2000 Jenny immigrated from India to New Zealand and has been working with the U.S. Consulate General, Auckland New Zealand for more than 18 years as the Supervisor for the non-immigrant visa section and was also the Anti-Fraud Assistant for the Consular Section. She moved to Melbourne in 2020 to be closer to family.
Prior to joining Worldwide Migration Partners, she worked for the Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Melbourne. Being an immigrant herself, she knows the hurdles one must cross. From that experience, she was empathetic to new immigrants and offered assistance for re-settling in their new home.
Nathaly is originally from Honduras and earned her BA in Psychology from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras. Nathaly is passionate about and has many years of experience providing client services and teaching the English language in her spare time. This inspired her to pursue a career based on helping others, combining her Psychology background with ongoing career knowledge.
Prior to joining Worldwide Migration Partners, Nathaly had the opportunity to work with Non-profit Organizations, leading social projects based on psychological views, and providing client services overseas. In her free time, she likes to always learn new things but mostly focuses on having wonderful times with her son.
Nathaly can also converse with clients in Spanish / Nathaly también puede conversar con los clientes en español.
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