Immigration Attorneys | Board of Directors | Jubilee Immigration Advocates
With over 30 years of legal experience, our immigration attorneys serve as advocates. The name Jubilee signifies that justice should be available to all.
We’re lawyers for immigrants.
30+ years of legal experience.
Serving the marginalized and vulnerable in our communities.
Amy P. Lee 張佩玉
Executive Director, Managing Attorney
Prior to founding Jubilee, from 2000 to 2015, Amy worked as a staff attorney and project director at the Oakland and San Francisco offices of Bay Area Legal Aid. Amy specialized in the areas of public benefits, family and immigration law, with a focus on representing immigrant domestic violence survivors and providing holistic legal services. She has provided trainings to hundreds of attorneys, advocates and government workers regarding public benefits, family law and immigration. Learn More about Amy →
Clare K. Crawford 郭奕欣
From 2002 until the founding Jubilee, Clare lived out the call to advocate for the underprivileged, by working in various capacities for Bay Area Legal Aid, which provided free legal services for low income individuals. For 2007 to 2015, she reviewed and supervised cases conducted by the intake staff at Legal Advice Line in the area of eviction defense, family and immigration law for domestic violence survivors, and public benefits. Learn More about Clare →
Justin was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics in 2017. During his time in college he volunteered serving the immigrant community in Santa Cruz and Oakland through after school programs and legal non-profit work. He joined the Jubilee team because he wanted to advocate for the immigrant community in the Bay Area in a more sustained way. Learn More about Justin →
Jubilee is justice for all. Jubilee is the Hebrew word for ram’s horn, the instrument to signal the beginning of a new year.
In the Bible, God told His people to practice “jubilee” every fiftieth year, which meant releasing slaves from bondage, canceling debts, and restoring everyone to their families and their land. The intent of jubilee was to invite God’s people to live in good relationship with Him, the land and each other. Jubilee, therefore, was a concrete reminder that all things belong to God, He protects the weak and vulnerable, and He provides for all that they need.
We believe God created a world of abundance where there is enough for everyone and we can freely share what we have. Our advocacy for immigrants is a key element of working toward this vision, and we’ve dedicated our life’s work to it.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sarah is an attorney working on criminal justice issues for a state government agency. She previously worked as a criminal defense attorney for low-income clients, staff attorney for a federal court and in the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Sarah was born in South Korea, raised in Southern California, and has called Oakland home for over ten years. She is a proud resident of the San Antonio neighborhood, one of the most racially and ethnically diverse communities in the country.
Emma Marie Chiang
Emma is an independent visual storyteller dedicated to documenting the lives of marginalized people. She has worked for various news organizations and nonprofits helping to share their narrative in topics related to housing, immigration, homelessness and faith. Through the powerful tool of storytelling, she believes individuals and communities can learn to really listen to each other, create dialogue and action that lead to healing, restoration, and change in broken systemic injustices in the world. Emma is a San Francisco Native and attends Grace Fellowship Community Church.
Lai Wong works and lives in San Francisco with her husband and children. Together, they attend Redeemer Community Church. Lai was born in Brazil to Toishan immigrant parents. Her life adventure as an immigrant has granted her the opportunity to learn about multiple cultures and languages including Toishan, Portuguese, Cantonese, Spanish and English. Her language skills have been beneficial to the diverse patient population she cares for as a critical-care registered nurse at CPMC. She is passionate about health--individual and global, and is currently pursuing a Nurse Practitioner degree.