Raúl is currently a trial attorney at Skaug Law, P.C., focusing on immigration and criminal law.
Raúl earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1992 and a law degree from the University of Washington in 1995.
Prior to joining Skaug Law, Raúl was a law clerk in the United States District Court of Idaho and then worked for an immigration law firm in Boise.
In 2000, he started and managed a law firm with offices in Boise and Nampa where he practiced immigration and criminal law.
Raúl was honored to serve for 4 years in the Idaho Legislature and for 8 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In Congress, he was regarded as one of the foremost experts on immigration reform and border security and eventually became the Chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
He also served for 8 years on the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources.
Raúl and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for 28 years. They have five children and a beautiful granddaughter.