Prior to joining Advancing Justice, Andrew practiced immigration law in Orange County and Los Angeles for 9 years, representing hundreds of clients on complex employment and family based immigration cases, specializing in EB-2 National Interest Waivers, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Petitions, I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers, I-601 Hardship Waivers, AAO Appeals, PERM Labor Certifications, BALCA Appeals, and Adjustment of Status. In 2014 he wrote an appellate brief leading to a published decision by the United States Department of Labor, Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals establishing precedent regarding supervised recruitment, minimum requirements, and the duty to investigate. Since 2012 Andrew has provided Pro-Bono immigration representation for low income communities in north Orange County, counseling and providing services for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), family based immigration, inadmissibility and deportability analysis, and pathways to citizenship. Andrew earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, and his B.A. in Criminology from the University of California, Irvine.
Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.