AILA's Focus on the Child Status Protection Act, 2nd Ed. (PDF)

AILA's Focus on the Child Status Protection Act, 2nd Ed. (PDF)

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Release Date 12/2/14
ISBN 978-1-57370-417-2
Length 388 pages
Format PDF
SKU 53-67DL

AILA's Focus on the Child Status Protection Act is newly updated and includes:

  • The most recent administrative and federal court decisions defining key terms;
  • The latest on retention of priority dates for aged-out derivatives;
  • The new statutory provision on widows and derivative children; and
  • Clarification on visa retrogression and the CSPA

This book provides an easy-to-understand explanation for all of the CSPA provisions and includes a flowchart, a sample worksheet, and many hypothetical examples to help make this complex area more intelligible.

AILA's CSPA explains:

  • How immediate-relative children preserve their "child" status
  • How F-2A children preserve their "child" status
  • How derivatives in the employment and preference categories preserve their "child" status
  • What the effect is of the petitioner naturalizing and how the child can opt out of conversion to the F-1 category

Author and Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) senior attorney Charles Wheeler draws from his own experience and expertise, as well as from the collective wisdom of other practitioners who have examined, written, and litigated in family-based immigration, to explain the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) and encourages readers to challenge government interpretations that are at odds with the regulation.

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Charles Wheeler is an attorney with Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) in Oakland, CA, where he 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 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 more than 30 years. He is considered an expert in several aspects of immigration law. 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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