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Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215.825.8695
Fax: 215.825.8699
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14 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10122
Phone: 646.787.1371
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1 Thomas Cir NW – Industrious Thomas Circle
Suite 700
Washington D.C., 20005
Phone: 202-970-2642
Fax: 202-810-9031
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Carolina D.
Ribas

Education

  • University of Delaware
  • Widener University School of Law

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
 
 

Carolina is an associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office and focuses her practice primarily on employment-based immigration for multinational corporations and their sponsored employees. She is passionate about the skill-sharing that global knowledge can encourage and how drives innovation, growth, and diversity.

Carolina represents multinational corporations, startups, small companies, executives, specialists, artists, and many more. She loves interacting with and helping people from all walks of life find stability, happiness, and growth. She takes pride in providing guidance, support, and encouragement to her clients as they struggle to navigate U.S. immigration laws. Carolina also handles various types of immigration cases including family-based immigration, U-visas, and Violence Against Women applications.

Carolina was raised by immigrant Brazilian parents and immigrant Spanish grandparents. Through employment-based immigration sponsorship, her parents obtained green cards and built successful careers in the United States. Her maternal grandparents would visit as much as possible, so four languages were spoken in her childhood household. Her parents spoke Portuguese, her grandparents spoke Spanish, her mother and grandmother would often speak Valencian, a Spanish dialect, and English was reinforced through American television shows.

In addition to Spanish and Portuguese, Carolina has advanced comprehension of Italian. As a fervent traveler, Carolina has visited many countries including Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Canada, Thailand, China, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Holland, Belgium, and Germany. She has resided in Granada and Valencia in Spain.

Carolina received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Spanish, and Italian from the University of Delaware. She graduated with honors and was recognized as a Latina Student of Distinction. After graduating college, Carolina began working as a bilingual paralegal. She handled a high-volume caseload of personal injury and workers’ compensation matters for over four years. She worked with many immigrant clients and their families in this position. She attended Widener University School of Law on a full scholarship. During law school, Carolina interned at an immigration law firm performing legal research and drafting pleadings on immigration cases. She graduated cum laude and is now admitted to practice law in Delaware and New Jersey.

Carolina immediately began practicing immigration law. Carolina is drawn to immigration law because she watched her parents work hard to build a new life and assimilate to a new culture, and at the same time, navigate the complex U.S. immigration laws. She wanted to dedicate her career to helping families stay together, build their best lives, and facilitate the movement of people and knowledge throughout the world.

In addition to Delaware and New Jersey, Carolina is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She is an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Carolina's Practice Areas

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Civil Liberties Union