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Alexandria Immigration Lawyers

Serving Clients in Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and, in Some Cases, Across the U.S.

The United States is a country built on the hard work and determination of immigrants from around the world. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. foreign-born population was about 39,976,000 in 2012, including naturalized U.S. citizens and individuals who are not U.S. citizens. Although life in America may provide many opportunities to immigrants and residents within the country, obtaining permanent residency or citizenship can pose significant challenges.

For a variety of immigration matters turn to The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC. We handle family petitions, asylum (affirmative and defensive), special immigrant juvenile status matters and removal defense. We represent single parents, reunite families and children and help them secure stable legal status in the United States.

Why People Choose Us

  • Bilingual Staff & Attorneys
  • Personalized & Dedicated Representation
  • 75+ Years of Combined Experience
  • $100 Initial Consultation Fee Applied Toward Retainer

Bilingual Representation Available

The immigration process can be complicated and confusing, often requiring filing a petition, assembling documents and forms, interviews, a medical examination, and much more. However, when you hire our firm, you can rest assured in knowing that your case is in the hands of an experienced professional.

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We can help you with the following kinds of immigration cases:

  • Asylum
  • SUS (Special Immigrant Juvenile Status)
  • Detention, Bond Negotiation, and Bond Hearings
  • Family-based visa petitions
  • Applying for a green card
  • Naturalization/Citizenship (N-400 and N-600)

Ready to discuss your immigration case? Request an evaluation with our Alexandria immigration attorneys today at (571) 290-2390. ¡Hablamos Español!

Facing Deportation? You Are Not Alone.

In the event that you or a loved one faces deportation, we can help. Deportation can be a frightening event that can change the course of your life and greatly affect your ability to work, provide for your family or be among your loved ones. If you face deportation, we can help protect your rights and may be able to provide you with immigration relief.

If you wish to change your immigration status within the U.S., we can help as well. Undocumented immigrants may have grounds to achieve permanent residency status, and we will explore whether such opportunities exist, given your circumstances. This ultimately may depend on your current circumstances, your manner of entry into the country, and many other factors you should review with your immigration attorney in Alexandria.

Put 75+ Years of Experience in Your Corner

If you're a person hoping to live, work, or travel to the United States, or if you are having trouble with your current immigration status or application process, we are here to help you understand your rights and legal options.

The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can get started working towards an effective resolution for your immigration case. Our cultural background truly sets us apart as a firm with unique client service and solutions. We are fully equipped to handle your immigration needs.

Find out what more than 75 years of experience can do for you. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Helping Clients in Virginia Resolve Their Immigration Matters
  • My green card expired, is there a way I can renew it?
    If your green card recently expired and you are still a permanent resident in the U.S., you can still renew it. However, if you have been out of the country for more than a year, USCIS will consider your green card abandoned. Stop by our office today to find out if you are eligible for renewal.
  • Can I still petition for my parent if they were deported for domestic violence?
    Your ability to petition for your parent will depend on their admissibility. An experienced lawyer can review the details of your case and help you review their immigration and criminal records to determine their eligibility.
  • How long does it take to process an I-130 application?
    There is currently a major backlog of immigration cases with USCIS. Your I-130 petition can take more than 1 year to process as USCIS tries to even out the case load.
  • Can I extend my U-visa?
    Unfortunately, U-visas can’t be extended because they are only issued for 4 years.
  • What if I no longer have a relationship with my petitioner?
    You are going to need to find a new petitioner if your old one is no longer willing to sponsor you for citizenship.
  • Who is a primary candidate for deportation?
    The following is the criteria for deportation under President Trump’s “Enforcement Priorities”: (a) illegal immigrants convicted of criminal offenses, (b) those suspected of fraud or willful misrepresentation in their immigration cases, (c) illegal immigrants who committed “acts” that constitute a “chargeable criminal offense,” (d) illegal immigrants charged with a criminal offense where the charge is “not resolved,” and (e) immigrants who “abuse” any government benefit program.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Janett una excelente trabajadora.”

    Luis C.

  • “Mr. Barrera and his staff are highly professional”


  • “Upon his initial consultation, I felt reassured that I was making the right choice when it came to choosing counsel...”


  • “I couldn't be happier! The people here are awesome and would recommend them to anybody that needs a great lawyer.”

    Lee K.

  • “Great and awesome service by Barrera Law firm”

    Luis Cruz

  • “I cannot say it enough how happy and grateful we are. The work that you guys do is truly amazing.”

    J. L.

  • “Michelle, thank you for your patience, professionalism, and the dedication you provided during my mother’s case.”

    Lester C.

  • “You did a great job. And God bless you all. Thank you Mr. Barrera, you are very kind.”

    Janet O.

  • “When Only The Best Will Do, Contact The Barrera Law Firm”


  • “Bravo! Very professional!”
  • “Everything went so smooth from start to finish.”

    Patricia C.

  • “Thorough and with our best interests in mind”

    Beatriz Correa & Israel Lopez

  • “Son muy buenos”

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  • “Attorney Barrera was very professional and made sure I got best treatment possible.”


  • “Mr. Barrera was a terrific help in getting a great settlement in my auto accident case.”


Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Over 75 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • $75 Million in Recoveries for Clients
  • Client-Centered, Hands-On Approach
  • Bilingual Staff & Attorneys
  • Over 100 Cases Taken to Trial
  • Available to You 24/7
  • Licensed in Virginia, Maryland, & DC