Mr. Becker is a founding partner at Becker & Lee LLP. He is a graduate of Tulane Law School in New Orleans and also holds a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Psychology from the University of Montana-Missoula. Mr. Becker previously worked with three immigration law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area where he practiced all areas of immigration law.
Mr. Becker represents a number of companies and individuals in the employment-based immigration context, including mid- and small-sized businesses, researchers and scientists and IT professionals. He also has litigated numerous cases before Immigration Courts and has successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has experience in all areas of immigration law, including removal defense, employment-based immigration, waivers, consular processing, asylum, adjustment of status and naturalization. He has been invited to speak on immigration law panels regarding inadmissibility waivers, the Defense of Marriage Act, Prosecutorial Discretion and LGBT asylum issues.
Mr. Becker is fluent in Spanish. Although he represents individuals from all over the world, he has a strong background in issues particularly relevant to individuals from Latin America. As a U.S. Fulbright scholar, he conducted post-graduate research on gangs and street children in El Salvador. He has studied and/or worked in Argentina, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Spain and Mexico.
Mr. Becker has served as the LGBT Coordinator for the American Immigration Lawyer's Association of Northern California ("AILA NorCal"). He has also served as a mentor on numerous asylum cases for the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and has offered pro bono services to the National Center of Lesbian Rights, the Asian Law Caucus, El Centro Legal de La Raza and other non-profit organizations.