Of Counsel, Immigration Project
Christina Lee serves as pro bono Of Counsel for NCLR’s Immigration Project. Christina is a founding partner at Becker & Lee LLP. She received her law degree, JD, from King Hall, UC Davis School of Law in 2003, and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics, from Barnard College. Christina has represented clients in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit. She has also represented many clients in Federal District Court filing mandamus lawsuits against the U.S. government. Including removal defense, Christina has experience in asylum, employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, naturalization applications, hardship and criminal waivers, consular processing, and representing victims of abuse, crimes and human trafficking. She is also a National Qualified Representative (NQR) where she serves as appointed counsel by the Department of Justice to represent detained clients who have been found mentally incompetent to represent themselves in removal proceedings.
In addition to her work with NCLR, Christina is a mentor attorney for the pro bono asylum program of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR), a volunteer attorney with the Immigrant Legal Defense Fund (ILD), an immigration detention mentor for Pangea Legal Services. Christina is the daughter of Korean immigrants–her father is South Korean, and her mother is from North Korea who escaped as a child refugee to South Korea. Christina is fluent in conversational Korean