Alaina Taylor is an attorney who primarily handles removal defense and litigation. She has practiced in Annandale Immigration Court, Sterling Immigration Court, and Hyattsville Immigration Court. She has worked on appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, has filed complaints in the Eastern District of Virginia, and has argued a case in front of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also practices Virginia Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, and has experiences securing custody orders across the state, from Fairfax and Prince William Counties to Shenandoah and Winchester Counties.
Prior to working as an attorney at Murray Osorio, Alaina interned as a law clerk with the firm starting in 2019. She also interned at Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services as a law student and was a student attorney in the Immigrant Justice Clinic at American University Washington College of Law. Alongside her work as an attorney, Alaina works on the Murray Osorio blog and enjoys staying up to date on immigration law news and developments.
- Virginia State Bar
- Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
- Eleventh Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
- Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. District Court
- Executive Office for Immigration Review
- Won humanitarian asylum for a Salvadoran former diplomat who experienced severe persecution who applied for asylum more than one year after he entered the United States;
- Won asylum for multiple victims of severe domestic violence;
- Won protection under the Convention Against Torture for a Mauritanian man who had not been in Mauritania since the 1990s and would face torture upon return based on his ethnicity ; and
- Won Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nonpermanent Residents for a Salvadoran man with a son with severe disabilities.
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Won naturalization for a client convicted of making a false statement on a Virginia firearm background check form;
- Won naturalization for a client convicted of theft of government property; and
- Prepared detained clients who passed reasonable fear screenings based on their fear of torture from the Salvadoran government.
- Virginia Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts
- Secured custody orders for use in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases for children who have turned 18 or are about to turn 18.
- 2021 American University Washington College of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Mussey Prize for highest GPA in final year of law school
- 2018 George Washington University, B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Alaina enjoys cooking and watching hockey. She is an avid Boston Bruins fan.