Connecticut, US

Alina is an Associate in Fragomen’s New York office, where she supports multinational corporations in various PERM and employment-based immigration cases, such as immigrant petitions, labor certification and employment-based nonimmigrant visas. She assists organizations with filing petitions on behalf of executives, managers, professionals with higher degrees and skilled workers, primarily in the financial, technology and natural resource industries.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Alina spent years representing immigrants in removal defense proceedings and in federal court, both at the District and Circuit Court levels. Her practice focused on asylum and other humanitarian forms of relief. During law school, Alina assisted human trafficking victims through a clinic at the University of Michigan Law School and worked in a London-based nonprofit representing EU migrants, including through litigation at the European Court of Human Rights.  

Alina gained substantial pro bono experience while working as an Associate at other firms. She also worked at the Legal Aid Society for over a year, during which time all of her casework was pro bono. Alina’s pro bono experience has included complex asylum, withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and withholding under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) cases.

Alina speaks English and Russian.

Education


University of Michigan Law School | J.D., 2015
University of Michigan | B.A., 2012

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New York

Court Admissions:

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Southern District of New York

Represented a detained individual who applied for asylum, withholding and CAT due to fear of future persecution based on his father’s political involvement and for EOIR-42B Cancellation of Removal based on extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship to his U.S. citizen wife and mother if he were to be deported. The Immigration Judge granted the individual’s cancellation of removal application and he was released from ICE custody.