Attorney Virginia Barrera, Esq.
For over 25 years, Virginia has devoted her life to helping those who feel
that they are without rights. She received her law degree from New York
University School of Law. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education
from Marist College and graduated from the State University of New York
at Stony Brook with a B.A. in psychology and received the distinction
of being admitted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Currently licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., Maryland and New
York and authorized to practice in the Immigration Courts throughout the
fifty states, the focus of her practice is to help those who are escaping
violence, discrimination, and persecution in their home countries and/or
looking to establish the right to live, work and attend school or be joined
with family in the United States. She is passionate and dedicated to helping
her clients receive the protection from deportation and the rights they
deserve to thrive in the United States.
Virginia has seven children/step children of her own and has mentored,
educated and advocated for hundreds of young adults and individuals from
various countries and cultural backgrounds.
Virginia has a great insight into navigating the confusing paths to legal
immigration status and has been extremely successful in getting clients
out of detention, through the immigration court processes and into a legal
status. She has handled cases to get her clients out of detention as far
away as Seattle, Washington and Port Isabel, Texas, as well as being well
respected for her tenacity and dedication in advocating for her clients
in the local immigration courts of Arlington, Virginia.
She is a dedicated and active member of the American Immigration Lawyers
Association and is also a member of the Washington DC Bar Association
, the Maryland Bar Association, the New York Bar Association and an associate
member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.