Your Immigration Team
Originally from Haiti, Rose-Hermance Rony moved to the U.S as a teenager. She received a bachelor’s degree in History from La Sierra University, and from Concordia University received both a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Juris Doctorate.
Prior to entering law school, Ms. Rony taught elementary and middle school students for over ten years, where she earned a teacher of the year award every year for nine years. While in law school, Ms. Rony was also awarded the 2020 Diversity Leadership, the 2020 Pro Bono, and the 2020 Civility award. She was also a recipient of the Cali Award for Law Practice Technology in 2019.
During her years in law school, Ms. Rony started a National Lawyers Guild chapter at the school, served as the student liaison for Domestic Violence Court and the International Rescue Committee, and was a student ambassador completing over 25 hours of service. Ms. Rony also completed over 300 hours of pro bono services and started a Legal Knowledge class for immigrants to learn more about U.S. laws. Her success in initiating this class was highlighted in the January 2020 edition of Idaho’s Advocate Magazine.
Ms. Rony interned for Legal Aid of West Palm Beach where she translated documents from English to French and Haitian Creole. She also volunteered for the Idaho Legal Aid and the International Rescue Committee, where she received an Intern of the Year commendation for her services. She also participated in both the housing and criminal clinic of her school, served as Guardian ad Litem for ADA county, was the 2020 Deputy Administrative Editor of her school’s Law Review Journal, and volunteered for Judge Ellis for the Parental Right Termination Court.
Ms. Rony is passionate about the plights of immigrants and is dedicated to helping them navigate the complex legal system of the United States. Since law school, she has continued working in immigration and improving her knowledge. She is attending the Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers Program and will graduate in May 2022. She also serves as the Chair of the Idaho AILA Chapter. Ms. Rony is currently licensed to practice in the State of Idaho. She is a member of the Idaho chapter of American Inns of Court, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Idaho Woman Lawyers, and the Haitian Association of Lawyers.
Jacqueline Toy was born and raised in a small town along the coast of Washington and relocated to Idaho in 2003. Taking the opportunity during the pandemic to attend Boise State University, she was able to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies with a minor in Criminal
Justice, and a certificate in Elementary Spanish. Jacqueline enjoys working with people from all walks of life and the ability to use her skills regularly. Volunteer work is also very important to her. She has participated in multiple events when time allows, such as the American Heart Association’s 5k, IPTv’s (PBS) Festival Week (2016 & 2017), Rake Up Boise, Boise Pride, etc. Although Jacqueline comes from a family with a very diverse background, she absolutely enjoys travelling abroad. She loves reading non-fiction books, a few at a time. Most of all, she loves spending time with her family at home.
Guadalupe Ortiz joined Familias Unidas at the Community Council of Idaho in February of 2022 as a Paralegal. She was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and later moved to Kuna, Idaho, where she grew up. Guadalupe graduated from Kuna High School in 2017 and then began her undergraduate career at the University of Idaho. While at the University of Idaho, Guadalupe became very involved with many organizations, including the College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP). This program helped her through her journey to attend and to graduate college. Her sorority, where she is an active member and president. The Women’s Center, where she helps advocate for gender equity. TRIO for first-generation college students and other clubs around campus. Guadalupe graduated in August of 2021 with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minors in Spanish and Pre-Health Studies. She plans on hopefully attending law school in the future and working more with immigration law. Guadalupe first got involved with the Community Council of Idaho when she began working as a Technical Records Specialist in June of 2021 and later moved to work as a Paralegal for Familias Unidas. Guadalupe enjoys working at Familias Unidas, where she is learning so much about immigration, which she is very passionate about because of her immigrant household. She loves being able to give back to her community and has helped clients with Naturalization applications, DACA applications, U-Visa Applications, VAWAs and much more.
Guisela joined the Familias Unidas legal team in January 2022 as an Administrative Assistant. Born in Mexico and raised in California, she moved to Idaho in 2020. She graduated from San Diego High School and attended San Diego City College. With 10+years of management experience working for major retailers, she accomplished excellence awards for leadership and sales strategies. At Familias Unidas Guisela enjoys learning new things about Immigration Law every day and helping the community. She hopes to continue a career in immigrant advocacy; she is currently training to become a Paralegal. Her goal is to become an accredited representative.