AILA's Focus on Immigration Practice Under AC21

AILA's Focus on Immigration Practice Under AC21

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Release Date 1/1/09
ISBN 978-1-57370-255-3
Length 394 pages
Format Print
SKU 52-55

Original price for AILA Members - $79, Sale price now $59
Original price for non-members - $109, Sale price now $99

AILA's Focus on Immigration Practice Under AC21 is the first book-length study of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC21). This publication will help the immigration law practitioner answer the following questions, among many others: Does your H-1B or adjustment applicant client have to stay in the same job? Can your H-1B client get an extension?

Written by highly experienced and well-respected business immigration law practitioners, AC21 analyzes the statute and interpretive memoranda to explain how AC21 can benefit your H-1B and adjustment clients. It provides practical advice and sample documentation and includes discussion of:

  • H-1B portability, allowing your H-1B client to work for a new H-1B employer
  • Adjustment portability, allowing your adjustment applicant client to switch employers
  • One-year H-1B extensions
  • Three-year H-1B extensions
  • I-140 portability
  • Special rule for H-1B beneficiaries employed at certain universities and research facilities
  • Common AC21 scenarios

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A. James Vazquez-Azpiri is a partner in the San Francisco office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He is a member of the board of editors of Bender's Immigration Bulletin, and an occasional writer and speaker on business immigration topics. He is named as one of the leading U.S. immigration lawyers in Chambers USA. He holds law degrees from the Harvard University School of Law and New York University School of Law.

Eleanor Pelta is a partner in the labor and employment law practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and chair of the firm's immigration practice. She currently serves as the American Immigration Lawyers Association's President. She assists corporate clients in various industries with the international transfer of key personnel and with immigration compliance issues. She is particularly knowledgeable in managing high-volume employee transfers, as her background includes assisting employers in gaining temporary and permanent visas for all types of business, scientific, and executive personnel. Ms. Pelta has been named one of the leading U.S. lawyers for immigration law by Chambers USA. She has spoken and written on a wide variety of business immigration topics, including PERM, AC21, H-1B visas, and immigration worksite compliance. She is a graduate of Princeton University and of Harvard University Law School.