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Alexandra de Leon
Alexandra De Leon
alex@ariasandpereira.com
Alexandra De Leon is an Associate Attorney for Arias & Pereira, where she focuses on both immigration and criminal defense and specializes in complex criminal-immigration matters and post-conviction work. Alexandra has been working in the immigration field since 2009, when she began her career as a paralegal at Fragomen in New York City.

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Prior to joining the firm, Alexandra was a Staff Attorney for the Detention Program at Americans for Immigrant Justice (A.I. Justice) in Miami, FL. There she successfully litigated a wide range of removal defense cases. She represented some of the most vulnerable clients in detention and fought against egregious injustices, including reversing the deportation order of the named plaintiff in the class action lawsuit of 92 Somali men and women who were on a botched and abusive deportation flight. In late 2018, Alexandra was interviewed by Univision for her representation of a client who was detained and set to be deported after attending his marriage interview with his U.S. citizen wife. Alexandra, along with the Litigation Team at A.I. Justice, reversed the client’s order of removal and secured his release from immigration detention. 

Before moving to Miami, Alexandra was a Robina Public Interest Scholar Fellow at the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Immigration Law Project in Minneapolis, MN.  As a fellow, she represented non-detained clients in immigration court and before USCIS, coordinated the Unaccompanied Children Court Project, and created and presented know your rights materials through partnerships with local organizations. 

 Alexandra received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. She is a bilingual native speaker of English and Spanish. She is licensed in both Minnesota and Florida.