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Jordan Dollar
Supervising Attorney, Carlos A Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic; and
Assistant Director, Citizenship Initiative Project

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., University of Florida
J.D., Florida International University College of Law

Jordan E. Dollar is President of The Dollar Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida and Detroit, Michigan.  Mr. Dollar also works as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law at the FIU College of Law and serves on the Board of Directors at Catholic Legal Services.  He is the former Director of Detention Programs with Catholic Legal Services in Miami, Florida.  Mr. Dollar represents clients in complex immigration cases before the immigration court, USCIS, and Board of Immigration Appeals.  He has been cited by organizations such as Human Rights Watch.  After graduating from the University of Florida, Mr. Dollar attended Florida International University, College of Law, where he was a student-attorney for two years in the Carlos A. Costa Immigration Clinic.  During his final year of law school, he interned at the Robert F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as a Florida Bar fellow.  Mr. Dollar is licensed to practice law in the states of Florida and Michigan.

In 2013, he was named a Top 40 under 40 Outstanding Attorney for Miami-Dade County.  In February 2015, the FIU College of Law Alumni Association recognized him for his outstanding contributions to the community.

Mr. Dollar is a regular speaker on a variety of immigration topics including:

  • 36th Annual South Florida AILA Immigration Law Update, Panelist, February 5 & 6, 2015 (invited)
  • Catholic Legal Services Summer CLE Series, “Defending Non-citizens in Removal: Waivers Before USCIS and the Immigration Court,” Presenter, Miami, FL, July 18, 2014.
  • University of Miami School of Law, “Innovative Immigration Defense CLE,” University of Miami, Miami, FL, April 4, 2014.
  • National Immigrant Integration Conference, “What We Carried With Us…” DACA, IRCA and Naturalization Experiences Essential for a ‘Times-Ten’ Challenge,” Miami, FL, August 1, 2013.
  • Catholic Legal Service Summer CLE Series, “Litigating the Criminal Alien Case: Making the Seemingly Impossible, Possible,” Moderator and Presenter, Miami, FL, June 14, 2013
  • South Florida AILA CLE, “Hot Topics in Controlled Substance Violations and Immigration Consequences,” Panelist, Miami, FL, April 18, 2012
  • 33rd Annual South Florida AILA Immigration Law Update, “The World After Silva-Trevino,” Panelist, Miami, FL, February 17 & 18, 2011.
  • “Miami In-service on Immigration Proceedings, Detention, and Mental Health” Organizer and Presenter held at FIU College of Law, Miami, FL on January 14, 2011
  • In-house immigration law training at the The Office of the Miami-Dade County Public Defender, November 19, 2010.
  • Thomas School of Law Symposium, “Human Rights Aftershocks: Haiti,” Presenter, November 5, 2010
  • Catholic Legal Services Summer CLE Series, “Dealing with Matter of Silva-Trevino: categorical vs. realistic probability vs. non-elemental fact,” Presenter, Miami, FL, July 9, 2010
  • Lat/Crit XI Symposium, “Critical Caribbean” Moderator and Panel Member, Miami Beach, FL, October 2007.
  • Planning Committee Member and Student-Rapporteur at Haiti Constitutional Reform Symposium, April 28, 2007 at Florida International University College of Law, Miami, FL.

Mr. Dollar is also a frequent writer on immigration topics, including:

  • “In Time of Famine, Sweet Potatoes Have No Skin: A Historical Overview and Discussion of Post-Earthquake U.S. Immigration Policy Towards the Haitian People,” 6 Intercultural Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 87 (2011); and
  • “Haiti is Black! Racial Essentialism and United States Involvement in the 2004 Removal of President Aristide,” 20 St. Thomas L. Rev. 642 (2008)

His upcoming work includes co-authoring a comprehensive book titled “Mastering Immigration Law.” The book will focus on all aspects of U.S. immigration policy and law to be released in 2015 by Carolina Academic Press.