Advisor at Large

Lina Yen Hughes

Lina Yen Hughes is the founder of Yen Hughes Law, an immigration law firm in Sacramento, California, representing churches, denominations, mission agencies, and religious workers. Hughes helps clients obtain temporary visas, permanent residency, and citizenship. She also consults employers on immigration strategy and I-9 compliance.

Hughes earned her law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of California-Berkeley. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Hughes is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is a board member of the Christian Legal Society’s Sacramento chapter; she also serves on the national board of directors of Christian Legal Society.

Hughes co-authored sections covering immigration law in Richard Hammar’s Pastor, Church & Law, Fifth Edition.

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