Jama Ibrahim is a founding and co-managing partner of Ibrahim & Rao LLP. Mr. Ibrahim practices all aspects of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. He assists individuals and families in deportation cases, green cards applications, temporary visas and naturalization/citizenship matters. Mr. Ibrahim is an expert in asylum law and represents clients with humanitarian applications, including U and S visas, as well as applications under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Mr. Ibrahim also assists employers and corporate clients with employment based visas including H1B, H2B, L, E, P, R1 visas, as well as with employment based labor certifications and applications for permanent residence, including EB-1, EB-2 and EB-5 applications.
As an experienced litigator, Mr. Ibrahim has handled complex deportation cases representing clients from all over the world in hundreds of trials before the U.S. Immigration Court around the country, including Atlanta and Stewart County (Georgia), Charlotte (NC), New York (NY), New Orleans (LA), Memphis (TN), Cleveland and Cincinnati (OH), Miami and Orlando (FL), Los Angeles (CA), Arlington (VA), Baltimore (MD), and El Paso (TX). Mr. Ibrahim also handles appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and assists in other federal immigration matters.
Mr. Ibrahim’s background as someone who has lived in several countries and traveled around the world before legally emigrating to the U.S. from Canada makes the perfect immigration lawyer with knowledge of the immigration needs of his clients and families. Mr. Ibrahim graduated with a Bachelor's degree in History with honors from Carleton University, located in Ottawa, Canada. He then went on to attend the University of Ottawa law school and graduated with an LLB (Juris Doctor). During his law school years Mr. Ibrahim worked with the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic (a pro bono legal aide service) where he gained firsthand experience in client representation and court room exposure. After law school, Mr. Ibrahim moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked for a boutique Atlanta law firm as an associate immigration attorney following his admission to the New York State Bar. In October 2009, Mr. Ibrahim co-founded with Rathi Rao the Firm of Ibrahim & Rao LLP. Within five years Ibrahim & Rao grew from a single office to three full time offices in Atlanta, Gainesville (GA) and Greenville (SC).
Mr. Ibrahim speaks Arabic and Somali, and is currently learning Spanish. Mr. Ibrahim is admitted to the practice of law by the New York State Bar and the Supreme Court of New York. He is a long time member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Atlanta and Alabama AILA Chapter and the New York State Bar. He is an active participant in community activities and is regularly called on to speak on immigration issues in events organized by advocacy organizations.