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The Diplomatic Visas Handbook (.PDF)
There are many interesting employment and residence options available to those who have or have held A, G, and N visas. The Diplomatic Visas Handbook: Immigration Options for Diplomats, International Personnel, and Their Families is an informative resource to help you evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of these types of visas as opposed to traditional employment and family-based visas.
Available exclusively online as a .pdf download, topics in The Diplomatic Visas Handbook include:
- Visas for Diplomats, Government Officials, and International Organizations
- What You Should Know When Your Clients Hold Diplomatic, NATO, or International Organization Status
- Special Permanent Residence Provisions for International Organization Employees and Diplomats
- Visa Status for Students Who Are Children of Diplomats or International Organization Employees
- "Blue List" Children: Are They at Home Here?
- Notes on N Visas
- Nonimmigrant Domestic Workers: It’s Hard to Get Good Help
- Taxing Diplomats
RETURNS: Please note, refunds, exchanges, and credits are not available for e-books.
DAN H. BERGER is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities and at immigration conferences. He won the 1995 AILA annual writing competition for an article on legacy INS policies toward international adoptions. Mr. Berger has been a senior editor of the Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook since 2000. He was also an author/editor of the revised National Association of Foreign Student Advisers’ Manual (2000), is serving as editor-in-chief of AILA's Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (2005), and has served as co-editor of AILA’s International Adoption Sourcebook (2008). He is currently vice chair of the AILA Health Care Liaison Committee and serves on the Nebraska Service Center Liaison Committee. Mr. Berger developed his interest in immigration in college, where he studied immigration history and taught English as a Second Language for adult refugees. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Cornell Law School.
CORY C. CAOUETTE is senior immigration attorney and founder of BSIS in San Diego. Mr. Caouette has handled a variety of business and family immigration matters. He focused initially on securing employment visas for foreign professionals, including an extensive practice representing foreign athletes. Mr. Caouette has since expanded his practice to include both family-based and employment-based permanent residence, mainly for existing business and individual clients. He has developed a national practice with clients varying from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietors, athletes and entertainers, business investors, and corporate executives. Mr. Caouette has an established appellate practice, arguing cases before the Second, Fourth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. Mr. Caouette’s significant pro bono contributions, specifically in asylum and Violence Against Women Act matters, have resulted in recognition by organizations such as Human Rights Watch and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His commitment to public service also gained him the University of Virginia School of Law Public Service Award.
SUSAN D’AMICO is the associate director of the International Services Office (ISO) at the George Washington University. The ISO is responsible for immigration and support services for 2,900 international students and scholars. She serves as GW’s F-1 Primary Designated School Official, is the responsible officer for the J-1 program, and files employer-sponsored immigration petitions on behalf of faculty and researchers. Ms. D’Amico is a Fulbright alumna and has served on the board of directors for the Fulbright Association, South Florida chapter. She has a lifelong professional commitment to international education and its core mission of public diplomacy. In collaboration with colleagues, Ms. D’Amico has contributed to federal government advocacy on immigration issues affecting international students and scholars for more than two decades. She has presented sessions at state, regional, and national conferences. Ms. D’Amico has a B.A. in psychology from Florida State University and an M.A. in higher education administration from the George Washington University.
LESLIE K. DELLON limits her practice to immigration law, with an emphasis on business immigration matters. Ms. Dellon has served as AILA’s Washington, D.C. Chapter chair and as chair of AILA’s National Benefits Center Liaison Committee and pro bono committee. She also was the first editor of AILA’s Immigration Practice News newsletter. Ms. Dellon remains active in AILA as a member of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) liaison committee and co-chair of the Washington, D.C. Chapter CBP Committee. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Washington, D.C. bar. Ms. Dellon received her J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center.
MARIA FUSTER GLINSMANN is a principal in the law firm of Glinsmann & Glinsmann, Chartered. She received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center (1993) after graduating with a B.S., cum laude, from the University of Maryland, College of Business Administration. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Glinsmann is an active member of AILA and the Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD. She was awarded Outstanding Section Chair for her leadership of the Immigration Section (2000–01). She has served on the faculties for the Law School for the Public (Maryland Public Television), ALI-ABA, and the AILA national conference.
ROBERT N. GOTTFRIED has more than 30 years of immigration law experience in the New York City area. His practice focuses on obtaining work visas, permanent resident status, and U.S. citizenship for individuals and corporations. He also represents United Nations (UN) employees and members of the diplomatic community in U.S. immigration cases. Mr. Gottfried has obtained permanent residence for world-famous artists, photographers, athletes, scientists, and authors based on their extraordinary ability in their chosen professions. He is a frequent speaker on a wide range of immigration law topics. He has regularly conducted a seminar on U.S. immigration options for UN retirees at the United Nations since 1999, and he has been a speaker at AILA’s annual conference, most recently in 2009 on H-1 and L-1 visas. He also has spoken about international adoption issues, family-based immigration, and individual case liaison requests. He has participated on numerous panels, including the AILA New York Chapter Conference panels in 2002, 2003, and 2007 on the Child Status Protection Act and naturalization issues; and with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in 2006 and 2007 on the intersection of employment and immigration law and naturalization issues.
DAVID GRUNBLATT is a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, heading its immigration practice group. He has served as chair of AILA’s New York Chapter, as chair of AILA’s National Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and as chair of AILA’s Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee. Mr. Grunblatt is a former chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Immigra-tion and Nationality Law and served as chair of the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law at the New York County Lawyers Association, directing its continuing legal education program on immigration and nationality law and its Pro Bono Immigration Defense Project. Mr. Grunblatt lectures and writes exten-extensively on the subject of immigration and nationality law. He received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College, and his law degree and LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.
DONNA E. KEPLEY is president of Arctic International LLC, an international tax consulting firm. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Kepley was director of the International Tax & Legal Centre in KPMG’s international headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Before that assignment, Ms. Kepley was the national director of nonresident alien tax compliance in KPMG’s exempt organizations tax practice. With respect to nonresident alien tax issues, she works with colleges, universities, and other nonprofit and corpo-rate entities to develop policies and procedures, provide tax training, and review payment software systems. Ms. Kepley began her professional practice as the director of tax compliance programs at Baker & McKenzie, an international law firm. She is the author of several books on the topic of nonresident alien tax issues: Non-resident Alien Tax Compliance: A Guide for Institutions Making Payments to Foreign Students, Scholars, Employees, and Other International Visitors; Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance: A Practical Approach to Income Tax Treaties; and Immigration and Tax: At the Crossroads – A Guide for Tax and Payroll Professionals. She also wrote the nonresident alien tax chapter in Federal Tax Issues for Colleges and Universities.
CORA D. TEKACH, the founder of the Tekach Law Firm, has practiced all aspects of immigration law exclusively for nearly 20 years. She is an adjunct professor of law at the Catholic University of America, a former chair of AILA’s Washington, D.C. Chapter, and also served as associate director of liaison and information at AILA. She has edited “The Immigration Act of 1990 Today” annually since 1997, regularly writes other publications, and is a frequent speaker on immigration issues. Ms. Tekach has appeared as an expert on television and radio and in newsprint. The daughter of Argentine immigrants, she is fluent in Spanish. Ms. Tekach is also a returned Peace Corps volunteer; she served in Paraguay.
PALMA R. YANNI leads Dickstein Shapiro LLP’s immigration practice, where she represents large and small businesses as well as individuals in employment and family-based immigration matters. A former president of AILA, she is a frequent author and has been called on to testify before Congress on immigration matters. One of the country’s leading practitioners in physician immigration cases, Ms. Yanni also handles matters involving scientific researchers, immigrant and nonimmigrant investors, educators, athletes, entrepreneurs, ministers and religious workers, employees of international organizations and their dependents, skilled and essential workers, and students, among others. Ms. Yanni is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. In 2008, Ms. Yanni received AILA’s Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law.
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