Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers, 3rd ed. (Print)

Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers, 3rd ed. (Print)

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Release Date 10/21/21
ISBN 978-1-57370-487-8
Length 426 pages
Format Print
SKU 2021-54-87

It's easy for business immigration lawyers to think they can handle cases for academics and researchers, but these type of cases inhabit a unique world. The clients have their own culture and the regulations are specialized. This book explains the legal environment of academic immigration with practice pointers and articles from many different angles, including border and consular issues.


In order for the United States to continue to attract the brightest professors and researchers, you need insightful solutions and savvy strategies to get their applications approved.


Written by the leading immigration law practitioners and top international student advisors, Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers provides everything you need to know about immigration law relating to this specialized area.


Now in its third edition, the book contains new insight into:

  • Avoiding and challenging RFEs
  • Issues for researchers in the private sector, at public universities and colleges, and in unionized positions
  • F and J visas, which are increasingly complicated
  • AAO cases on a variety of academic-related petitions
  • Using alternative wage surveys and ACWIA wages

About the Editor(s)


Dan Berger is a partner at the immigration law firm of Curran, Berger & Kludt in Northampton, MA. He is a founding member of the U.S. Alliance of International Entrepreneurs, an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, on the Legal Advisory Board of the Presidents’ Alliance on Immigration & Higher Education, and a member of the USCIS Liaison Committee and also the newly formed Afghanistan Task Force for AILA.


Dan has a particular focus on DACA and undocumented students, providing advice and evaluating options for longer term status, and is an immigration law adviser to two grants on the use of DNA technology in immigration.


Dan developed his interest in immigration at Harvard University, where he studied immigration history and taught English to adult refugees. Dan graduated from Cornell Law School and has been an immigration attorney for over 20 years.


Rita Sostrin is a founding partner of Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP. Prior to launching Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, she acquired years of immigration law experience working at top immigration law firms and serving in various leadership positions on behalf of AILA. Ms. Sostrin has become known as one of the leading experts in immigration law matters for individuals of extraordinary abilities.


She frequently receives invitations to speak at national and international conferences and to write for legal publications. Having established an impressive record of winning complex cases in this area of legal practice, Ms. Sostrin is routinely approached by the arts, entertainment, academic, and medical communities to engage her legal representation and counsel.


Throughout her professional career, Ms. Sostrin has represented a diverse array of clients across the United States and abroad, handling all aspects of employment-based immigration for leading academic institutions, medical centers, and entertainment companies, focusing on visas for the immigration of individuals with extraordinary abilities. With increasingly greater restrictions on immigration policies, Ms. Sostrin’s experience in managing intricate cases is more invaluable than ever. Consequently, in addition to assisting her own clients, Ms. Sostrin’s counsel is frequently sought by fellow colleagues within the legal community.


Ms. Sostrin is included in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as a Thought Leader, Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers, publications that list top attorneys based on extensive peer review. Ms. Sostrin was also honored by AILA’s President’s Commendation for her outstanding service.

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