Andrade Canona, PLLC (“Andrade Canona”) is an immigration law practice that provides legal services to individuals and employers. Andrade Canona assists clients in obtaining visas for temporary and permanent immigration to the United States, U.S. citizenship and naturalization, all types of immigration waivers, removal and deportation defense as well as immigration appeals. Andrade Canona is based in Miami, Florida, and with constant focus on its client’s needs, is able to assist clients from all nationalities, regardless of their place of residence.
MISSION AND VALUES
Elora Andrade Ortego is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. She obtained her Bachelor in Arts degree, Cum Laude, with a major in English and a minor in Criminal Justice and Education from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.
Elora is Brazilian, born and raised in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. She immigrated to the United States with her family in 1998. From the moment Elora first came to this country, she had the opportunity to experience each step of the immigration process, along with all of the feelings and worries involved. Her legal practice of immigration law is borne of her own immigration process, which has lasted over eighteen years.
Given her personal background and experiences as an immigrant, her belief in the pursuit of innovative opportunities and her passion for the law, Elora dedicates her career to assisting clients who intend to immigrate to the United States, with who she is able to empathize and share in their worries and uncertainties naturally deriving from the immigration experience.
While in law school in 2007, her professional career started as a law clerk in an immigration law firm in Miami, Florida, where she was eventually hired as an attorney after graduation. Since 2011, Elora has practiced as a solo practitioner, providing legal immigration services to clients of multiple nationalities.
Andrea Canona, born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Florida International University College of Law, where she graduated number six in her class. While in law school, Andrea worked as a student attorney at the Immigration Law Clinic, representing detained immigrants in removal proceedings. Andrea also served as a research assistant to Professor Thomas E. Baker, a renowned constitutional scholar, and worked as a law clerk intern to Judge Frank A. Shepherd at the Third District Court of Appeals in Florida.
After graduation, Andrea was selected through the prestigious U.S. Department of Justice’s Attorney General’s Honors Program to work as an Attorney Advisor at the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Miami Immigration Court. Her responsibilities included preparation of written decisions involving complex immigration issues for 14 judges. Andrea provided presentations and summaries to judges regarding novel areas of the law, as well as analysis of criminal convictions in the immigration context.
Andrea previously worked at a prestigious boutique immigration law firm, where she focused her practice on employment-based visas, investor visas and extraordinary ability petitions, as well as on asylum, waivers, motions to reopen and reconsider, and appeals.
Member of The Florida Bar
Member of AILA
LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Andrade Canona offers specialized and personalized legal services assisting both individuals and employers.
IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW
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