Immigration Law for Paralegals 5th Edition

Carolina Academic Press

Maria Isabel Casablanca and Gloria Roa Bodin

NOTE: This new edition does not include a CD with forms. USCIS is constantly revising and updating forms and in order to make sure the correct form is submitted, readers should download the current version from the website. Immigration Law for Paralegals is an indispensable and practical guide on U.S. immigration, citizenship and visa procedures for instructing and training students or anyone interested in a career as an immigration paralegal or legal assistant. This fifth edition updates and expands the fourth, including coverage on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) along with updating documents to submit, new regulations and updated policies. Contents of Immigration Law for Paralegals include: interviewing, gathering information, case management and document preparation techniques; analysis of temporary and permanent employment visas; analysis of family-based petitions, political asylum and naturalization; and samples of completed applications, a glossary of terms and useful appendices. Each visa category is set forth in a clear and concise manner, with real-life and hypothetical situations at the end of each chapter, allowing students to visualize actual problems and issues that arise when processing a case. Further, in responding to the hypothetical situations, students will look to the United States immigration statutes, rules, regulations, precedent and administrative policies to resolve issues. Additionally, each section contains a completed sample application, definitions of legal terms and exercises modeled after tasks paralegals may encounter on the job, including the preparation of relative petitions (Form I-130) and the adjustment of a status package (Forms I-485, I-130A, I-131, I-765, I-864A and G-28). In keeping with the concise format of each chapter, excerpts from Federal, AAO and BIA decisions will be cited or footnoted where relevant. The glossary and appendices include immigration law resources; USCIS local, regional and service center addresses; questions and answers for the naturalization exam; blank USCIS forms; credential evaluation sample request forms and a list of agencies; sample USCIS color photograph specifications and sample medical form (I-693); and IRS Individual Tax ID Number Request (SS-4).
ISBN 978-1-5310-2134-4