John C. Barrera the managing partner of the Barrera Legal Group and head of the firm's Immigration and Criminal Defense practice. John's desire to practice Immigration Law was developed through his Hispanic upbringing being born to Colombian parents, being married to his wife from Colombia and by being raised in the multicultural neighborhood of Jackson Heights in Queens, New York. His everyday life allowed John to interact and become part of the lives of people from many different countries and cultures and inspired John to help immigrants fight through the many challenges they face in realizing their dreams to live and prosper in the United States. He has successfully represented numerous clients in removal defense proceedings in immigration courts around the United States. He has had numerous victories keeping families together in the United States and has had extensive immigration experience in dealing with matters involving employment based visas, immigrant visas, asylum applications and U-visa applications. In addition to his immigration experience, John is also an experienced Criminal Defense attorney obtaining dismissals and acquittals in various cases involving Drug Trafficking, Homicide, Theft Offenses and cases involving Traffic Offenses including Driving Under the Influence charges. John is regularly consulted by the criminal defense bar and has co-hosted a weekly hour long radio show taking immigration questions to help guide the Treasure Valley Community.
John is admitted to practice in the State of Idaho, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho as well as the NInth Circuit Court of Appeals. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. John is fluent in Spanish and he is Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the National Immigration Project and the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers .
|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||2017||07/11/2019|
|ID||Authorized to practice law||2005||09/01/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2016|
|Managing Partner||Barrera Legal Group||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Achieve Immigration||2011 - 2012|
|Attorney||Labrador Law||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||2017 - Present|
|Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals||Member||2011 - Present|
|National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project||Member||2009 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District Idaho||Member||2007 - Present|
|Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|El Regional, Idaho||COME PUEDE PONER EN PELIGRO SU RESIDENCIA LEGAL PERMANENTE/HOW YOU CAN PUT YOUR LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENCE AT RISK||2015|
|El Regional, Idaho||Por qué algunas familias pueden aplicar para su residencia legal inmediatamente, mientras algunos están obligados a esperar años/Why can some families obtain legal permanent resident status immediately while other families are required to wait year?||2015|
|Brooklyn Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Immigration Law CLE||Immigration removal defense||2018|
|Victory in Immigration Court on Application for Cancellation of Removal of nonpermanent resident||Client granted legal permanent resident status|
|Victory for Canadian National applying for Cancellation of Removal in Immigration Court||Client granted legal permanent resident status|
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