Chat With A Lawyer: Alex Bernshteyn on Immigrant Rights/ Children from Central America

Check out the episode with Alex Bernshteyn on Immigrants rights and the issues with Central American children crossing the US Border.

Meet Alex Bernshteyn

Alexandra is a staff attorney with Immigrants First, PLLC. Her desire to work in immigration law stems for her experience as an immigrant from Russia. She now works exclusively in immigration law and focuses on removal defense, representing immigrants with criminal convictions, in both their removal proceedings and in securing immigration bonds. She also has expertise representing asylum seekers and petitioners under the Violence Against Women Act, for U visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, adjustment of status, and naturalization.

Alexandra graduated cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law in 2011. During law school, she traveled abroad and working on behalf of refugees in Johannesburg, South Africa and child laborers in Hyderabad, India. She found her passion for immigration law as a law student in the International Human Rights Clinic where she successfully represented a homosexual and HIV positive asylum seeker and spoke before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the United States’ deportation policies.

Before joining Immigrants First, PLLC, Alexandra lived in Denver, Colorado. In Colorado she worked as a legal fellow for the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), where she represented immigrants in the Immigration Detention Facility and gave Know Your Rights legal presentations to detainees. She then worked as a staff attorney for the law firm of Hernandez & Associates, P.C., in Denver, Colorado where she represented immigrants before immigration, criminal, and family court.

Alexandra is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is currently serving on its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Liaison Committee. She helped found AILA’s Colorado Asylum Project, offering pro bono legal assistance to refugees in Colorado. She is also a member of the Virginia Women’s Attorney Association.

Alexandra’s travels and personal and professional experiences have motivated her to ensure that the voices of her clients are heard. She is personally committed to stand by her clients’ sides throughout their entire immigration process in order to ensure they receive the best possible results and do not have to face their battles alone. Alexandra is proficient in Spanish and Russian.

Contact Info:

Alex Bernshteyn
Staff Attorney
Immigrants First, PLLC.
9117 Church Street, Manassas, VA 2011

Phone:    703-335-2009
Fax:         703-335-5755

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