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Biography

Corina Farias is a partner at Foster LLP in our Austin office. Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, she works primarily on U.S. business immigration matters with a focus on large corporate clients.  

Corina is a graduate of Widener University School of Law and has an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University at College Station.  While enrolled in law school she served as a law clerk for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). 

Prior to joining the firm and receiving her law degree, Corina worked with a non-profit organization specializing in immigration law.  She also practiced immigration law on the northern border of the US in Buffalo, New York. 

Corina is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of multiple organizations such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, the Travis County Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.

 

Why Did You Decide To Become An Immigration Attorney?

I was born and raised on the southern border of Texas and Mexico. My desire to become an immigration attorney was based on my experience living and working in that area. – Corina Farias

Activities

  • June, 2016 – Appeared on Austin’s KVUE to discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision on President Obama’s executive actions to immigration.
  • August, 2013 – Presented to the Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) annual “Playbook for Success” conference in Austin, TX on potential changes to immigration law in the second Obama term and implications for employers; strategizing short-term assignments: limitations for visitors; and, how to turn your immigration program into a key retention tool.
  • May, 2008 – Presented on “Pasaporte al Exito: Estrategias Claves Inmigratorias de los EE.UU. para el 2008 y en Adelante” to the Chamber of Commerce.

Media

  • Co-author: The Visa Processing Guide 2009-2010 Matamoros, Mexico
  • Co-author: The Visa Processing Guide 2008-2009 Matamoros, Mexico
  • AILA Texas Chapter (November, 2004), “Corporate Viability in the Non-Immigrant Context”

Awards

  • Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration “Future Leaders” (2019)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009, 2011)