Immigration Law & the Family, 2nd Ed.

Immigration Law & the Family, 2nd Ed.


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Immigration Law & the Family has been the go-to reference immigration practitioners have relied on for years. It provides guidance on the fundamentals of family-sponsored immigration with the latest guidance on consular processing—including fees, procedures, and electronic processing—and updates on conditional residency, fiance(e)s, and widow petitions.


Family immigration has seen significant changes over the last few years. Now in its second edition, Immigration Law & the Family has been completely updated to address the following:

  • Relief for surviving family members
  • Interpretations and agency guidance on grounds of inadmissibility
  • Tips on filing waivers for applicants found inadmissible
  • Affidavits of support
  • Self-petitioning for abused family members
  • Ethical considerations
and more!


“The impetus for this book was to address the complexities of family-based immigration in a straightforward and step-by-step approach—to boil them down to their fundamentals and offer practical advice for those representing clients in this process.”

-Editor, Charles Wheeler



ISBN 978-1-57370-307-9
December 2010
372 pages

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Table Of Contents
Preface
Index

About the Editor

Charles Wheeler is a senior attorney with Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) in San Francisco and directs its Training and Legal Support section. CLINIC provides training, technical support, legislative analysis, and legal reference materials for diocesan immigration programs and other nonprofit agencies throughout the United States. It also advocates on behalf of low-income immigrants at the local level by providing direct representation and impact litigation, and at the national level through administrative advocacy. Prior to joining CLINIC, Mr. Wheeler directed the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles (1985–96) and the Farmworker Program of Colorado Rural Legal Services in Denver (1979–84). He has been specializing in immigration law and aliens’ rights issues for over 30 years. He is considered an expert in several aspects of immigration law, as well as immigrants’ eligibility for public benefits. He was the 2002 recipient of the Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law, awarded by Matthew Bender LexisNexis. He was a 1989 recipient of the Carol King Award for Achievement in Litigation, awarded by the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland School of Law.

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