John Benjamin Moore

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Managing Partner at Villalobos & Moore, LLP
  • Immigration Law
  • Pennsylvania
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John B. Moore received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah in Speech Communication, with an emphasis in Argumentation. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, Mr. Moore was selected for the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review where he advised, and wrote decisions for, eleven immigration judges throughout Texas.

Mr. Moore has worked for a variety of federal agencies integral to immigration law, including drafting decisions at the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals. Mr. Moore has also argued before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, opposing ICE’s detention and due process policies. After leaving the government, Mr. Moore was the Managing Attorney of the El Paso and Albuquerque offices of one of the larger immigration law firms in the country, during which time he successfully prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from complex visitor visa cases, to work or investor visas, to bond proceedings and deportation defense, to family-based cases at USCIS and the US Consulate in Ciudad Juarez.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Moore served as a sergeant in the United States Army at Ft. Bliss, and during four tours of duty to the Middle East. He also served in the Americorps through the Teach for America program, where he taught Middle School English in the Rio Grande Valley. Mr. Moore has also been a community organizer, protecting the rights of immigrants and residents along the U.S. Mexico Border.

Mr. Moore is licensed by the Pennsylvania Bar and practices Immigration & Nationality Law in all U.S. jurisdictions. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the US - Mexico Bar Association, and the Alumni of the Ivy League.

Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Villalobos & Moore, LLP
- Current
Managing Attorney
Maney | Gordon
Managed the El Paso and Albuquerque offices, including 5 attorneys.
Attorney Advisor
U.S. Department of Justice - Executive Office for Immigration Review
Advised 4 immigration judges on a full-time basis and 7 other immigration judges on a part-time basis. Drafted judicial orders.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D. (2011) | Immigration Law
Relevant Courses: Immigration Law, Refugee & Asylum Law, Crimmigration, International Human Rights Law, Immigration Legal Clinic, Advanced Immigration Legal Clinic
Honors: Judge John Morgan Scholarship
Activities: Symposium Editor: Journal of Law and Social Change Policy Director: Immigrant Rights Project
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University of Utah
B.S. (2005) | Argumentation, Ethnic Studies
Honors: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Royal M. Garff Scholarship
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Three Best Rated
Top Lawyers
10 Best Immigration Attorneys in Texas
American Institute of Legal Counsel
Attorney General Honors Program
U.S. Department of Justice
The Attorney General Honors Program is considered by many to be the premier post-doctoral training program for attorneys.
Best Immigration Lawyers in El Paso
2016 - 2018
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar  # 312660
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Feb. 19 Brownsville City Commission Speech
Nonviolent Migration
Jan. 23 Brownsville City Commission Speech
Nonviolent Migration
5th Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Border Wall Arguments
Nonviolent Migration
July 1 Brownsville City Commission Speech
Nonviolent Migration
A New Day in Brownsville
Nonviolent Migration
Dehumanization , Hypocrisy, and the Practice of Democracy
Nonviolent Migration
Environmental Impact Statement during DHS Notice and Comment Rulemaking
Nonviolent Migration
Kingian Nonviolent Civil Disobedience applied to Immigration
Nonviolent Migration
President Fox's Revolution of Hope
Nonviolent Migration
The Time for Freedom [of Movement] Has Come
Nonviolent Migration
Speaking Engagements
U.S. Immigration - Current Issues and Trends, 23rd USMBA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
MPP Policy and Tactics, AILA TX/NM/OK Chapter's Fall Conference, Negril, Jamaica
American Immigration Lawyer's Association
Websites & Blogs
Villalobos & Moore, LLP
Contact & Map
Villalobos & Moore
221 N Kansas
Suite 1504
El Paso, TX 79901
Telephone: (915) 990-3090
Fax: (915) 351-1014
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Appointment required
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