Jenkins is CLINIC’s Federal Litigation Attorney. At CLINIC, Jenkins is litigating several of our most significant cases to preserve the rights of asylum seekers, including Matter of L-E-A-, SAP v. Barr, and LMM v. Cuccinelli.
Prior to his current position, Jenkins managed CLINIC’s BIA Pro Bono Project, where he mentored pro bono attorneys representing vulnerable immigrants before the Board of Immigration Appeals. During his tenure, approximately 200 immigrants secured relief from removal. Several of the cases mentored by Jenkins resulted in significant decisions, including Myrie v. Att’y Gen., 855 F.3d 509 (3d Cir. 2017); Trujillo Diaz v. Sessions, 880 F.3d 244 (6th Cir. 2018); and Tineo v. Att’y Gen., 937 F.3d 200 (3d Cir. 2019). Jenkins was also counsel of record in Matter of Deang, 27 I&N Dec. 57 (BIA 2017), a significant precedent relating to the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
In addition to litigation, Jenkins contributes to CLINIC’s manuals, practice advisories, and trainings — principally on the subjects of removal defense, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, appellate procedure, and trial advocacy.
Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School.