About Andre

Immigration Attorney, André Olivie, is the son of a Pakistani-Indian immigrant mother and an U.S.-born father from New York. Andre was raised in Tempe, Arizona. Andre is an avid traveler and has studied in Europe and Southeast Asia. He is a a passionate supporter of immigrant and human rights.

“I believe in the great potential that new immigrants bring to this country and am a strong supporter of immigration reform that will benefit immigrants. As a son of a South Asian immigrant, I understand the difficulties new immigrants face when trying to gain entry into the United States and to keep families together. I will work hard to reunite families and protect those facing removal. As a human rights advocate, I am aware of the suffering that some immigrants have faced in their home countries. I will fight for those who were persecuted because of their beliefs or social identity, so that they may live life genuinely and free from harm.” -Andre

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law Juris Doctor, 2009
  • Arizona State University
    • Bachelors of Arts, Cum Laude, Political Science, 2005
    • Bachelors of Arts, Cum Laude, French Language, 2005
    • Certificates: International & Southeast Asian Studies

Professional Memberships 

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association 2007-2010,  2012- Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington 2009-Present
  • Q-Law LGBT Bar Associaiton of Washignton 2009-Present
  • American Bar Association 2010

Community Involvement 

  • Entre Hermanos – Board Member November 2012-Present
  • Refugee Women’s Alliance – Naturalization Attorney 2012-Present
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project- Volunteer Attorney 2009-2012
  • Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice- Volunteer Attorney 2010
  • Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees Co-Founder 2003
  • Catholic Social Services, Refugee Services- Job Developer 2004

International Experience 

  • United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking, Legal Clerk, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008
  • American Intercon School, ESL Teacher Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Global Youth Connect, Delegation to Cambodia, 2004
  • University Catholique de Lille, Study Abroad, Lile, France, 2003