About the Section

The ACBA’s new Immigration Section puts on quality MCLE and keeps us up-to-date on current landscape of immigration laws in the US.

To join the section, please contact our Membership Department at (510) 302-2200 or hadassah@acbanet.org.

We are actively seeking Executive Committee members to help lead the Immigration Section. Executive Committees are responsible for planning the section networking events, MCLE programs, and other activities throughout the year. 

Immigration Study Group

Members of the ACBA Immigration Section are invited to attend monthly meetings of our Immigration Study Group. The Study Group usually meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

The study group is an opportunity for both new and experienced practitioners to ask practice questions, collaborate and learn. This meeting is not MCLE eligible. Check out our calendar to RSVP.

No lunch provided, please bring your own food.

Cost: FREE 

Upcoming Events


For more events, please visit the ACBA calendar

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In the News

2.28.20 – A Trump administration immigration policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts was blocked and then reinstated by a court in the matter of hours, creating chaos at border crossings, courtrooms and legal offices. Read more

Immigration Executive Committee

Elisabeth Pellegrin 
Law Office of Elisabeth A. Pellegrin
436 14th Street, Suite 728, Oakland, CA 94612
Elisabeth A. Pellegrin


Elisabeth A. Pellegrin (Liz) has over a decade of professional experience working with immigrants in the area of immigration law.  She is a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law by The State Bar of California.  Her current private practice has been exclusively dedicated to immigration and nationality law since 2011.  In addition to her role with ACBA, Liz is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), and the National Immigration Project of the NLG.  She is the past Co-Chair of the San Francisco Bay Area NLG Chapter’s Immigration Committee and currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Northern California Chapter of AILA.


Kas Shealy

Bean & Lloyd, LLP
110 11th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Kas Shealy is an associate attorney at Bean + Lloyd, LLP in Oakland.  She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Immigration Section of the Alameda County Bar Association, and is a member of the Northern California chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Kas devotes her practice to asylum, removal defense, family unification, and protections for victims of crimes.

Lara Bushon

Law Office of Lara A. Bushon
1939 Harrison Street, Ste 908
Oakland CA 94612
(415) 851-2062



Camiel Becker  

1322 Webster Street, Ste 300
Oakland CA 94612
Phone: 415-233-7001


Camiel Becker is a managing partner at Becker & Lee LLP in Oakland, California and is certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization.  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, PERM labor certifications, waivers, consular processing, asylum, adjustment of status and naturalization.

Cecily Clements

Law Office of Cecily Clements
1322 Webster Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 770-6570

Cecily Clements

Cecily is the principal attorney at the Law Office of Cecily E. Clements and has been practicing immigration law exclusively since 2007.  Her practice focuses on removal defense, family unification, and protections for victims of crimes.  She was previously co-liaison to the Executive Office for Immigration Review for the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and was named to the Rising Star list for the Northern California Super Lawyers from 2014-2018. 

Scott Mossman

Law Office of Scott A. Mossman
1970 Broadway,  Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 835-1115

Scott Andrew Mossman is an attorney who has practiced only immigration law since 2003. His practice emphasizes visa renewal, immigration, and naturalization with an arrest or conviction history; obtaining status for undocumented persons through visa and hardship waiver applications; removal/deportation defense; and working with criminal defense counsel to minimize the immigration harm from criminal charges.

Jesse Lloyd

Bean + Lloyd, LLP
110 11th Street
Oakland, CA. 94607
(510) 433-1900

 Jesse Lloyd

Jesse Lloyd of Bean + Lloyd, LLP in Oakland, is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law by the California State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization, and a member of the State Bar Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission. A past chair of the Northern California chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, he is currently vice-chair of the AILA ICE national liaison committee.