• Bio

Alexandra Ribe


Alexandra Ribe focuses her practice on removal defense, humanitarian petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, family applications, and complex criminal immigration matters. She regularly advises criminal attorneys on safe and alternate criminal pleas as well as makes arguments before the Immigration Court on why a client’s criminal record should not make him or her deportable. Alexandra is also an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center where she teaches a course focused on gender based asylum law.

Alexandra has been exclusively practicing immigration law since 2011 when she graduated from American University Washington College of Law. Prior to joining Murray Osorio PLLC she was a partner at Immigrants First PLLC in Manassas, Virginia. She has also worked with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network in Denver, Colorado, representing detained immigrants and giving legal orientation presentations.

Alexandra is an active member and past president of the Virginia Women Attorney Association. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the liaison to the Executive Office for Immigration Review for the D.C. Chapter of AILA. She lectures frequently on immigration law, including presenting at Continuing Legal Education conferences for AILA, the Federal Bar Association, and the Virginia State Bar. She is also a frequent speaker for the Prince William County Bar Association, the Winchester-Frederick Bar Association, and at various churches, fairs, and community events.

Alexandra is an immigrant from Russia so personally understands the struggles and hopes of her clients and their families.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Virginia

Representative Matters

  • Garcia Hernandez v. Garland, 27 F.4th 263 (4th Cir. 2022) - The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the petition for review of BIA's order finding that the the BIA acted contrary to law by applying the wrong standard to the petitioner's motion to reopen. The Fourth Circuit also held that the framework from Zambrano, which discussed the standards in examining changed circumstances, should have been applied to the petitioner's asylum application.

Media Appearances

  • On an interview with TRT, a Turkish public broadcast service: US imposes $15,000 visa bond on 15 mostly African countries
  • TRT interview: Parents of 545 children split up at US border can’t be found

While Murray Osorio is proud of its past accomplishments, every case is different and past success is no guarantee of future results.