The Waivers Book

The Waivers Book

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Release Date 4/1/11
ISBN 978-1-57370-303-1
Length 392 pages
Format Print
SKU 53-03

The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Practice provides complex tips and practical guidance for every immigration practitioner-from the novice to the experienced alike-on every level from Adjustment of Status to Xenophobia. In addition, it provides a wide array of legal options for clients in removal proceedings and covers areas that are frequently litigated.

The Waivers Book begins with an introductory chapter, "Waivers from A to Z," providing a detailed overview of the wide variety of waivers available. It includes practical guidance from the inception of a case with a new client ("Client Interview and Initial Consultation") to the nuts and bolts issues involved in applying for the most common types of waivers. A thorough coverage of a variety of inadmissibility waivers follows, including those for unlawful presence, reapplying for admission following removal, physical and mental health issues, prostitution, crimes that are more than 15 years old, crimes of moral turpitude, and simple possession of marijuana.

Chapters cover:

  • Adjustment of Status
  • Alien Smuggling
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Communicating with Clients
  • Crimes More than 15 Years Old
  • General Waivers for Nonimmigrants
  • Health-Related Waivers
  • Misrepresentation or Fraud
  • Permanent Residents-Suspension of Deportation
  • Refugees and Asylees
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Technical Defects in Immigrant Visas
  • U Visas
  • Unlawful Presence
  • and more!

"Immigration practitioners finally have one book they can turn to that addresses one of the most important issues in their practices: waivers and other advanced remedies."
-Editor-in-Chief, Irene Scharf

The INA has established numerous grounds of inadmissibility and removability, and knowing which waiver to recommend to your client and why is essential to overcoming these findings. The Waivers Book is a comprehensive guide to the complex world of immigration waivers, a reference you can rely on to provide expert advice and analysis.

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Irene Scharf, Professor of Law, Dean for Clinical Programs at the University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth, serves as director of the law school's immigration law clinic, which she founded in 2002. In her lengthy career, she has practiced immigration law and engaged in significant scholarship in both immigration and tort law. Perhaps her most influential scholarly work was her first, "What Process is Due? Unaccompanied Minors' Rights to Deportation Hearings," 1988 DUKE L.J. 114 (1988) (co-author). Professor Scharf has taught at the State University of New York, the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University), Boston University Law School, Northeastern University Law School, and the Institute on International and Comparative Law of the University of San Diego Law School. She is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars, and is an active blogger encouraging the use of "Best Practices" in legal education.

Dagmar Butte, a shareholder of Parker, Butte & Lane in Portland, OR, has practiced immigration law with a focus on business immigration since 1992 and is an elected member of the AILA Board of Governors. She has been listed as a "SuperLawyer" since 2008 and received the Oregon AILA Chapter's 2009 Gerald Robinson Excellence in Immigration Advocacy Award. Ms. Butte writes and speaks frequently for AILA, nationally and at regional and local seminars, as well as privately sponsored seminars and Lewis & Clark Law School–sponsored immigration events. She is an associate editor of AILA's Immigration Options for Artists and Entertainers (2007), and has chaired and been a member of several national AILA committees, including SCOPS, USCIS Benefits Policy, USCIS General Counsel, Due Process, Detention and Removal, Publications, and Physicians & Allied Health Care Workers. Ms. Butte has served on various seminar planning committees, including the 2011 AILA Annual Conference. In her spare time, she is an adjunct professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School.

Shirley Sadjadi has operated her law office in Elgin, IL, since 1998, focusing exclusively on immigration and nationality law. She has more than 16 years' experience in immigration law, including spending several years at the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Baltimore and Falls Church immigration courts, and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) handling deportation and IRCA employer sanctions/discrimination cases, respectively. She is a frequent speaker on immigration law topics and on advocating for immigration reform. Ms. Sadjadi is the former co-chair of AILA's Chicago Advocacy Committee, and is the founder and chair of "Speak Out Against Prejudice" in Elgin.

Cora D. Tekach is the founder of the Tekach Law Firm, and has practiced all aspects of immigration law exclusively for 20 years. She is an adjunct professor of law at the Catholic University of America, and has served as chair of AILA's D.C. Chapter. She previously held the position of associate director of liaison and information at AILA. Ms. Tekach has edited "The Immigration Act of 1990 Today" since 1997, and regularly authors other publications. She is a frequent speaker on immigration issues and has appeared as an expert on television, radio, and newsprint. The daughter of Argentine immigrants, Ms. Tekach is fluent in Spanish. She also is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Paraguay.

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