Izzy Braham

Izzy is from the Bay Area and graduated from Vassar College in New York, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Hispanic Studies. At Becker & Lee LLP, Izzy assists attorneys with employment-based immigration matters, including H-1B, L, O, EB-1, PERM labor certifications and employment-based green card applications. She first became active with

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Daianna Cristerna

Daianna was born in Hayward, CA to immigrant parents. Daianna moved to Mexico with her mother and brother when she was only eight years old. She lived most of her childhood and teenage years in her mother’s hometown Santa Rosa de Lima, Jalisco, Mexico. When Daianna was eighteen years old, she decided to move back

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Siva Vemireddy

Siva is a  Bay Area native and a first-generation college graduate. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Cruz in Legal Studies, with a minor in Education. Siva became curious about the immigration process as a young child, in part because she was separated from her older sister in India. As

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Kelly Valentine

Kelly worked as a domestic violence advocate at a non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon prior to joining Becker & Lee LLP in 2020.  While working in this role, she became passionate about legal advocacy, supporting immigrant and refugee domestic violence survivors to navigate the complex immigration legal system.  Kelly uses trauma-informed care in her work

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Edith Ruelas Martinez

Edith was born in Crucero de Sta. Ma Jalisco, Mexico. Edith came to the United States when she was six years old with her family.  Through her own immigration journey, she witnessed the sacrifices and struggles involved in moving to another country. Leaving her hometown, friends, and family behind made a strong and difficult impact

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Jennifer Sales-Sorto

Jennifer is a first-generation college graduate. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara. Though she was born in Oakland, she lived in Guatemala for part of her childhood until her parents decided she and her brother would have better opportunities in the United States. She grew up hearing

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Silvia Torres

Silvia is a 2017 graduate of U.C. Berkeley where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Portuguese and Spanish.  She continued her endeavors of language and translation at San Francisco State University in the English/Spanish Legal Translation courses.  Silvia’s experience with immigration began at an early age. She was born in Michoacán, Mexico and

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Patricia Barragan

Patricia assists attorneys prepare asylum and adjustment of status applications and U and R-1 petitions. She assists clients who are in removal proceedings and those who are applying for lawful status through consular processing. A graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy, Patricia also obtained a paralegal certificate from SFSU. She is the daughter of an immigrant parent and is

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Lourdes Weedy

Lourdes has more than 20 years of experience assisting attorneys with family-based and employment-based immigration matters, naturalization applications, immigration court cases and consular processing. Prior to joining Becker & Lee LLP, Lourdes worked as a legal assistant with another immigration law firm in San Francisco. Lourdes’ first exposure to immigration law was through her work

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Andrea Hernandez

Andrea has extensive experience helping attorneys prepare Adjustment of Status applications, U visa petitions, extreme hardship waivers (I-601 and I-601A), I-751 petitions, naturalization applications, and applications for DACA. She also has also prepared H-1B, H1B1, TN, R-1, P, and O visa petitions. Andrea previously lived in the Dominican Republic, where she worked as a bilingual

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