Jeff Widdison is an immigration attorney that represents clients in employment-based permanent residency cases, consular processing, nonimmigrant visa applications, naturalizations, family-based filings, administrative appeals to the AAO and BIA, employer sanctions, petitions for review with U.S. Circuit Courts, mandamus and APA causes of action filings with U.S. District Courts, and has a wealth of experience in representing clients with removal defense. He has been recognized as a Board Certified Immigration Specialist in Immigration Law by the North Carolina State Bar since 2012.

He previously worked for the US Department of Justice/Executive Office for Immigration Review. In that role he assisted Immigration Judges of the Denver, Salt Lake City, and Newark Immigration Courts in adjudicating removal proceedings and deciding the merits of claims of relief from removal such as asylum and adjustment of status. 

Jeff frequently speaks both nationally and at local events on subjects of immigration law. 

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2009 – Present
  • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce – Latin American Business Counsel, 2020 – 2021
  • N.C. State Bar – Immigration Law Specialty Committee, 2014 – 2020


Criminal Grounds of Removability: Categorical, Modified Categorical & Circumstance-Specific Approaches, Panelist, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law, June 2021


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