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How Christine Helps Clients

Christine J. Alden provides customized immigration solutions for a global clientele. As a naturalized citizen herself, she recognizes the importance of U.S. citizenship and the opportunities and security it brings. She is also able to identify with each and every one of her clients, no matter the situation or walk of life.

Christine serves individual clients, especially unique and complex cases, as well as business and corporate clients across a variety of industries – in the U.S. and abroad. For more than 25 years, Christine has helped countless individuals successfully immigrate to the U.S. including foreign nationals and entrepreneurs investing in the U.S. and creating jobs. She has helped meet the business needs of American companies in securing visas to bring their skilled workers, multinational executives and managers to add to their workforce and contribute to the U.S. economy. Additionally, she has helped individuals who qualify to self-sponsor in the extraordinary ability and national interest waiver categories obtain permanent residence. She has also been honored to help reunite families and loved ones, creating a positive impact on their lives and helping strengthen their communities.

Her entire career has been focused solely on immigration. She is a Past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has served on the AILA South Florida Board in various Officer and Director roles from 2013 to 2021. AILA South Florida, an association of over 1000 immigration lawyers, has members that cover a large area, from Vero Beach to Key West and across the State of Florida to the West Coast and Naples. Counties covered include Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe, Collier, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Highlands and Glades.

Christine remains active in AILA South Florida as Chair of the Congressional Liaison Committee (2020 to present) and a member of the Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee. Additionally, she has been appointed to AILA National’s Distance Learning Committee as a Business Subcommittee member for the second year in a row. Previously, she served on AILA National’s 2023 Annual Conference Committee on the Special Sessions track and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee where she led their sub-committee on Chapter Communications.

In 2020, Christine received an AILA Presidential Commendation, an award given by the AILA National President for exemplary service to the President and AILA. Additionally, while under Christine’s leadership, AILA South Florida was awarded the Platinum Chapter Award by AILA National, the highest level award given to AILA chapters for dedication, outstanding efforts and achievements throughout the year.

While President of AILA South Florida, Christine oversaw one of the largest and most active chapters of AILA in the country. She oversaw all operations of the chapter including all Board meetings, approximately 30 committees including Liaison with different Government agencies, Congressional advocacy, Education and the annual Immigration Law Update which is one of the largest immigration conferences in the country. This CLE was a two-day, dual-track CLE held in February 2020 and attended by 450 attorneys and sponsors.

Within AILA South Florida, she has been the Chair of Budget for the association and also was the Chair of the AILA South Florida 40th Annual Immigration Law Update (2019). She is the former Coordinator of National Day of Action, which consists of organizing lobbying efforts to implement common sense immigration reform, former Vice Chair of the Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee, and former Vice Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Christine is also a Past President and Chairwoman of the British American Business Council of Miami (BABC) where she remains a Board Member. In 2022 and 2023, Christine was recognized as a leading Immigration attorney in Florida by Chambers USA. In 2024, she was selected for inclusion on The Best Lawyers in America list in the category of Immigration Law and she was recognized by Who's Who Legal in the category of Corporate Immigration. 

Christine received Buchanan’s 2024 Annual Pro Bono Award, which is the firm’s highest pro bono honor, recognizing and rewarding the important pro bono work done by the firm's attorneys.

What Clients Can Expect

Christine understands that when it comes to immigration, there is no cookie-cutter approach. She explores all options and dives into every detail, all the while remaining realistic about the possible outcome for her clients. She is a great listener and will always work to provide clients with short-term and long-term goals based on their individual situations.

Immigration law is a calling. I feel privileged to experience all that comes with each day and making a difference in the lives of the clients we represent. To have the opportunity to reach and positively affect so many lives while being so content has allowed me to lead a very fulfilling life.

Outside the Office

Christine was born in England to a British father and Jamaican mother and has resided and been schooled in the U.K., U.S. and Jamaica. She has a huge extended family with over 30 first cousins. She is the first attorney in the family.

She is a proud member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Her passions involve cheering on the Florida Gators, exercise and travel.

Note: Practice in Florida is limited to immigration matters