Get To Know Series: Family Immigration Paralegal, Jessica Batzel


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Jessica Batzel, Family Immigration Paralegal

How much do you really know about your immigration attorney and paralegal?

You have talked to them over the phone and through email. You could have even met if you’re in the same city, but most communication is probably related to your immigration case.

Do you know what your attorney or paralegal does in their spare time, where they’re from, or what’s on their bucket list?

In fact, it’s likely your attorney or paralegal knows more about you than you do about them!

In continuation of our Get to Know series, we asked our family immigration paralegal, Jessica Batzel, a series of questions to get to know her better.  We want you to know the people that work so diligently on your immigration case.

What Jess has to say:

Where are you from? 

Zacapu, Michoacan, Mexico

What made you choose Bashyam Shah? 

They seemed really genuine and everyone here is a nerd somehow. 

Where is your favorite vacation spot? 

Any place in the mountains, but I have just recently started traveling so I don’t really have a favorite.

What is the most stressful part of your job, and what is the most rewarding part of your job? 

Dealing with USCIS can be stressful. At times, we receive ridiculous requests for evidence requesting items that were originally submitted, or items that are unnecessary to adjudicate the case.

Family Unity. Easily, the most rewarding part is seeing someone be able to visit their home country after many years in the U.S., and having the freedom of being in the U.S. lawfully without the stress of being deported. 

What is your favorite way to unwind after a long day? 

Watch Anime or spend time with my friends 

What is an unconventional activity you do in your spare time? 

Watch Anime and go to Animazement

What are three things on your bucket list?

  1. Complete a mission trip
  2. Go on a hiking trip with my brothers
  3. Go cave-diving

What are three things everyone should know about immigration?

  1. The majority of people, if not all, immigrate for a better life for themselves or their families.
  2. Immigrants play a huge role in benefiting the U.S. economy.
  3. Filing to become a permanent resident can be a multi-year process, and the best way to ensure that you are taking every advantage to mitigate the wait time is by using a knowledgeable attorney.

What are you learning now/ do you have any hobbies? 

Currently, I am learning how to re-paint and re-upholster old wooden furniture.

Jess mentioned that everyone in the firm is a nerd. To an extent, that’s true. Jess is one of our top nerds, and that’s why we and our clients love her!

We hope you got to know an important member of our team, Jessica Batzel, a little better.

Stay tuned for more on the Get to Know series. We will be introducing a different Bashyam Shah team member every month!

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