The Waivers Book, 2nd Ed.

The Waivers Book, 2nd Ed.

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Release Date 1/31/17
ISBN 978-1-57370-409-0
Length 470 pages
Format Print
SKU 54-09

Unlawful presence, misrepresentation, or a criminal background can have long-term effects on the immigration benefits available to both immigrant and nonimmigrant applicants. Understanding of current waiver options is essential to providing competent and effective advice to your clients.

The newest edition of The Waivers Book provides the foundation necessary to understand the elements of various immigration waivers, with a focus on practical pointers, recent substantive developments, and useful legal strategies.

Whether your practice maintains an emphasis on waivers or handles them on an occasional basis, The Waivers Book will guide you through a wide array of relevant matters, including:

  • Unlawful Presence
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • General Waivers for Nonimmigrants
  • Health-Related Waivers
  • Misrepresentation or Fraud
  • Refugees and Asylee Status
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • U Visa Status
  • Technical Defects in Immigrant Visas

and more!

The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Practice is your comprehensive guide to the complex world of immigration waivers, and a reference you can rely on to provide expert advice and analysis. Order your copy today!

About the Editors

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.

K. Liliana Loftman is a Founding Partner of Kapoor Luther & Loftman Immigration Partners, LLC. Ms. Loftman’s practice is focused on business immigration, both out of and into Latin America, multinational executives, and immigrants of extraordinary ability. She also focuses on assisting victims of violent crime, including domestic violence, and immigrant and non-immigrant waivers. Ms. Loftman received her undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas. She received her J.D. degree from the Hamline University School of Law with a concentration in international law, and has also studied international human rights law and international criminal procedure at Oxford University in England. She is bilingual; fluent in Spanish and is also knowledgeable in French. Ms. Loftman is also a regular speaker at immigration conferences throughout the country and has served on several national committees for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Ruth Lozano McChesney was born in Mexico but immigrated to the United States when her father took a position as a medical doctor with a Texas Hospital. She was raised in a Spanish-speaking home and has resided in San Antonio since 1994. Ms. McChesney was the sole Managing Partner of the San Antonio-based firm of De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendariz, LLP (DMCA) from 2000 to 2014, during which time she spearheaded its growth from a staff of 10 in one office to a staff of over 80 in three cities. She currently chairs the firm's Executive Board and functions as its CEO. She is an elected council member and Chair of the Immigration & Nationality Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and has served as a liaison to the Texas Workforce Commission for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Texas Chapter and as a board member of the Free Trade Alliance of San Antonio. Ms. McChesney also serves on the working Board of Directors for the non-profit American Gateways (formerly PAPA, Political Asylum Project of Austin) in Austin and on AILA's Board of Publications Committee. Primarily focusing on employment- and investor-based immigration matters, she represents individuals and organizations ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 100/Global 500 companies in various industries such as healthcare, restaurant, energy, construction, research, religion, technology, and education. Ms. McChesney is a frequently-invited speaker at legal events, universities, and other venues. Ms. McChesney is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

A. Renee Pobjecky is the senior partner of Pobjecky & Pobjecky, LLP. She received her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and Texas. She currently serves as chair of AILA’s Central Florida Chapter. She frequently lectures and writes on immigration law and is the Florida Communications Director for the American Bar Association’s wine blog.

John Richard Smith graduated with honors from the George Washington University Law School in 1996 and is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of California. He has limited his practice exclusively to immigration law for the last 18 years, working as a staff attorney for Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. for three-and-a-half years before opening his own office, which he operated from 2003 to 2012. John is now Of Counsel with Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP, a full-service, immigration law firm in San Diego. John’s practice focuses on family-based immigration, removal defense, and immigration-related litigation. Much of his practice involves assessing and mitigating the effects of arrests, convictions, and prior immigration violations on his clients’ ability to immigrate and naturalize. John is a former Chair of the San Diego chapter of AILA.