|Release Date: 08/20/2020|
With family-based immigration becoming increasingly difficult, this book is an indispensable resource for family immigration practitioners as well as business immigration practitioners who come across family-based issues.
The latest edition includes the latest guidance on:
- Eligibility for a family-based visa;
- Eligibility for adjustment of status;
- Consular processing;
- Grounds of inadmissibility and waivers; and
- Public charge rules and completing the affidavit of support.
Immigration Law and the Family also includes sample materials as well as useful recommendations for problem solving.
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Charles Wheeler is an attorney with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) in Oakland, CA, 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 and national level.
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, as well as immigrants’ eligibility for public benefits.
Mr. Wheeler 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.
In addition to being the editor of Immigration Law & the Family, Mr. Wheeler is the author of AILA’s Focus on the Child Status Protection Act. Mr. Wheeler is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland School of Law.