The Story of Jon Velie Immigration Attorney
What led Jon Velie to an international Immigration practice with Olympians, Major League athletes, Fortune 500 Companies, world class resorts, industry leaders, Wimbledon Champions, innovators and an his post as an expert writer and panelist both home and abroad is a story like many in America, having the vision to see an opportunities, setting goals, developing and tweaking plans, building a culture to build a team and hard work to make it happen.
Jon has roots in Immigration, his great-grandfather, Abraham Rockmore practiced Immigration in the fifties by lobbying Congress for individual Immigration bills, mostly for families of Eastern European Jews who had lost their homes, following World War II.
But that is not how Jon ended up practicing Immigration law. Jon is a rugby player, he moved back to his home town of Norman, Oklahoma to attend law school with the goal of hanging a shingle and doing general legal work to pay for his rugby travels. He was on a rugby tour in New Zealand, with the Western US All-Stars in 1994, shortly after the game was the last sports to become professional. One of his team mates was a New …