Christine Alden is an immigration attorney and partner with Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A. Established in 1976, the firm offers global representation of individuals and businesses anywhere in the world looking for US immigration solutions. The firm has offices in Miami on Brickell Avenue as well as a second office in Boca Raton.

Christine Alden was born in England to British and Jamaican parents. As a naturalized US Citizen herself, she recognizes the importance of US Citizenship and the opportunities and security it brings therefore, allowing her to identify with each and every one of her clients no matter the situation or walk of life.

Christine is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves the organization in an elected position as Board Member at Large of the South Florida Chapter of AILA. The South Florida Chapter of AILA is made up of approximately 800 attorneys.

Additionally, within the AILA South Florida Chapter, she is the Co-Chair of the Unlawful Practice of Law Liaison Committee, a committee that helps combat immigration fraud. Specifically, the committee engages in liaison work between the private bar and the Government to report individuals falsely posing in the community as licensed immigration attorneys. She is also a member of AILAs Practice Management Committee.

She was recently invited to sit on the Board for the South Florida Alumni chapter of her law school. She also just completed her term as the local coordinator of the Miami Chapter of Amnesty International, a worldwide human rights organization.

She is a 1996 graduate of Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of law where she was the Research Editor of the Law Review. She attended college at the University of Florida where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. While at the University of Florida, she became a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority where she learned the importance of the bond and loyalty to friendship; commitment to philanthropy and helping others.

Her practice is solely dedicated to all realms of U.S. immigration law so she can focus on the immigration needs of her clients. Through her work, she has helped countless individuals of all walks of life successfully immigrate to the US to realize the American Dream.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1996


  • Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Law Review: Thurgood Marshall Law Review, Research Editor
  • Institute on International and Comparative Law, Summer 1994, Magdalen College, Oxford, England
    • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S. - 1993 Major: Finance

Immigration Related Employment

  • Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A., Miami, Florida, October 1998 to present
    • Partner, May 2004 to present
    • Associate, October 1998 to May 2004
  • Law Offices of Harold Seligman, Houston, Texas, May 1995 to October 1998
    • Associate, November 1996 to October 1998
    • Law clerk, May 1995 to October 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1998 to present (Prior member of Texas Chapter; current member of South Florida and Mexico City Chapters)
    • Board Member at Large, 2013 to present
    • Co-Chair, UPL Liaison Committee, June 2014 to present
      • Member of committee since 2013
    • Co-Chair, Office of the Chief Counsel Liaison Committee, 2013-2014
    • Practice Management Committee, June 2014 to present
    • CBP Miami Liaison Committee, 2013-2014
    • CIS Miami Liaison Committee, 2012-2013 and 2007-2008
  • Miami Chapter of Amnesty International, a worldwide human rights organization, Local Coordinator, 2012-2013
  • South Florida Alumni Association of Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Board Member
  • British American Business Council of Miami, Member
  • Business Networking International, Circle of Trust Chapter, Mentorship Coordinator and previously Ethics and Challenges Coordinator and Visitor Coordinator
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Member


  • Sigma Kappa, Beta Tau Chapter, The University of Florida
  • Phi Delta Phi

Immigration Related Community Presentations

  • Upcoming on February 6, 2015: Speaker at the Annual South Florida AILA Conference on Immigration Law, Topic: Citizenshi
  • July 3, 2014: Panel discussion before South Florida AILA Chapter concerning U.S. difficult Naturalization Issues.
  • April 9, 2013: Partners, Christine Alden and Gina Polo co-presented, “Immigration Options for Foreign Nationals and its relevance to Banking and Financial Services,” at a Banking & Finance Committee Meeting, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
  • March 2, 2013: The Miami Group of Amnesty International was the local partner of the film and documentary, “Who is Dayani Crystal?” As the local coordinator for Amnesty International, Christine Alden was proud and honored to introduce the film to the community with the South Florida Coordinator of Amnesty International at the Miami Film Festival. In conjunction with introducing the film at the festival, Ms. Alden distributed Amnesty International’s report concerning human rights abuses along the US/Mexico Border entitled, “In Hostile Terrain.”
  • November 13, 2012: The Miami group of Independent Women’s International Network of Realtors and Past Presidents of Women’s Council of Realtors invited Christine Alden to speak about immigration options for investors.
  • October 3, 2012: Christine Alden participated on a panel at the University of Miami presented by Amnesty International entitled, “Immigration, A Way Forward.” The event was a part of the Light/Holocaust & Humanity Project, a community-wide awareness program promoting the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through the arts, education and public dialogue.
  • September 21, 2012: Christine Alden participated in the Music Business Forum at the University of Miami where she presented to University students the immigration options for performers and artists 
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