Admitted to the bar in Kansas.
A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University.
M.A. and Ph.D. Candidate (finished all but dissertation) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.
Joseph W. Alfred has been involved with the immigration field since joining the Law Office of Francis E. Chin (now Chin & Curtis) in 1989 as a paralegal. He has worked for immigration firms, either as a paralegal or attorney, in Boston; Washington, DC; Baltimore; New York; and Kansas. In addition, he has worked for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as an Adjudications Officer and Freedom of Information Act Specialist. As an academic in graduate school, the effects of international and intranational labor migration on developing societies was one of his main areas of interest. At the USCIS Training Academy, then part of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, he placed second overall in his class, first in the Nonimmigrants/Immigrants section (a perfect score) and tied for first in the Removeability/Core Training section. In addition to running his own firm, Mr. Alfred is currently of counsel to the Visa Lawyer Group at Burton Dorfman, P.C. in New York.