Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States

Author: Thomas Aleinikoff
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634607848
Release Date: 2016-08-18
Genre:

Aleinikoff, Martin, Motomura, and Fullerton's Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations and Forms serves as a one-stop source for information regarding federal immigration legislation. A staple in classrooms nationwide, this publication: Examines the most important federal legislation affecting immigration and naturalization Supplements any teaching materials on its subject Includes selected statutes, regulations and forms

Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States

Author: Thomas Alexander Aleinikoff
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314281851
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Genre: Law

This book serves as a one-stop source for the most important federal legislation affecting immigration and naturalization, supplementing any teaching materials on the subject. With its consistent timeliness and reasonable pricing, this publication is a staple in classrooms nationwide.

Immigration and Citizenship

Author: Thomas Aleinikoff
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634599284
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre:

The eighth edition of this pioneering casebook continues its tradition of comprehensive coverage, with problems and exercises that allow students to hone skills as counselors, as litigators, and as policy advisors. At the same time, the casebook helps students understand how immigration and citizenship law illuminates essential aspects of constitutional and administrative law and plays a key role in current political debates. This new edition is leaner, with significant reworking, thinning, and updating of core chapters on admissions categories, admission procedures, and removability. It also reflects the latest developments in federal enforcement, as well as state and local measures for both immigration enforcement and the integration of unauthorized migrants. The casebook incorporates important recent doctrinal changes, while trimming overall length.

Americans in Waiting

Author: Hiroshi Motomura
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199887438
Release Date: 2007-09-17
Genre: Law

Although America is unquestionably a nation of immigrants, its immigration policies have inspired more questions than consensus on who should be admitted and what the path to citizenship should be. In Americans in Waiting, Hiroshi Motomura looks to a forgotten part of our past to show how, for over 150 years, immigration was assumed to be a transition to citizenship, with immigrants essentially being treated as future citizens--Americans in waiting. Challenging current conceptions, the author deftly uncovers how this view, once so central to law and policy, has all but vanished. Motomura explains how America could create a more unified society by recovering this lost history and by giving immigrants more, but at the same time asking more of them. A timely, panoramic chronicle of immigration and citizenship in the United States, Americans in Waiting offers new ideas and a fresh perspective on current debates.

Forced Migration

Author: David A. Martin
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314285334
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

Forced Migration: Law and Policy, 2nd edition, addresses the legal framework and policy issues raised by asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced persons, and other forced migrants. It includes new materials on detention policies, expedited procedures, firm resettlement, fact-finding in the asylum process, gender-related persecution, maritime interdiction, particular social group, terrorism bars, the Convention Against Torture, and many other topics. The principal focus of this casebook is U.S. law and policy, but it also includes a wealth of comparative materials from many countries and regional organizations. Forced Migration provides a more expansive, in-depth treatment of topics examined in the chapter on asylum and the Convention Against Torture in the casebook, Immigration and Citizenship, Process and Policy, 7th edition, co-authored by Aleinikoff, Martin, Motomura, and Fullerton.

Understanding Immigration Law

Author: Kevin R. Johnson
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780769881973
Release Date: 2015-07-08
Genre: Law

The Second Edition of Understanding Immigration Law lays out the basics of U.S. immigration law in an accessible way to newcomers to the field. It offers background about the intellectual, historical, and constitutional foundations of U.S. immigration law. The eBook also identifies the factors that have historically fueled migration to the United States, including the economic "pull" of jobs and family in the United States and the "push" of economic hardship, political instability, and other facts of life in the sending country. In the middle chapters, the authors provide a capsule summary of the law concerning the admissions and removal procedures and criteria in the Immigration and Nationality Act. The book ends with a chapter speculating about the future of U.S. immigration law and the challenges and opportunities facing the nation. This eBook provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. immigration law. It has been designed to supplement the most widely adopted immigration law casebooks. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Immigration Outside the Law

Author: Hiroshi Motomura
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199768431
Release Date: 2014-05
Genre: History

"A 1975 state-wide law in Texas made it legal for school districts to bar students from public schools if they were in the country illegally, thus making it extremely difficult or even possible for scores of children to receive an education. The resulting landmark Supreme Court case, Plyler v. Doe (1982), established the constitutional right of children to attend public elementary and secondary schools regardless of legal status and changed how the nation approached the conversation about immigration outside the law. Today, as the United States takes steps towards immigration policy reform, Americans are subjected to polarized debates on what the country should do with its "illegal" or "undocumented" population. In Immigration Outside the Law, acclaimed immigration law expert Hiroshi Motomura takes a neutral, legally-accurate approach in his attention and responses to the questions surrounding those whom he calls "unauthorized migrants." In a reasoned and careful discussion, he seeks to explain why unlawful immigration is such a contentious debate in the United States and to offer suggestions for what should be done about it. He looks at ways in which unauthorized immigrants are becoming part of American society and why it is critical to pave the way for this integration. In the final section of the book, Motomura focuses on practical and politically viable solutions to the problem in three public policy areas: international economic development, domestic economic policy, and educational policy. Amidst the extreme opinions voiced daily in the media, Motomura explains the complicated topic of immigration outside the law in an understandable and refreshingly objective way for students and scholars studying immigration law, policy-makers looking for informed opinions, and any American developing an opinion on this contentious issue"--

Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: David Weissbrodt
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781640200920
Release Date: 2017-06-22
Genre: Law

This compact, comprehensive title offers a thorough overview of the history, constitutional basis, statutory structure, regulatory provisions, administrative procedure, and ethical principles related to immigration law and practice. Updated to reflect developments since the 2016 Presidential election, it is valuable both as a teaching and a practice reference.

Immigration Law for Paralegals

Author: Maria Isabel Casablanca
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611635144
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: Emigration and immigration law

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 fourth edition updates and expands the third, including coverage of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). 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; as well as 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 and regulations and precedent and administrative policies to resolve issues. Additionally, each section contains a completed sample application, definition 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, G-325A, 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, sample medical form (I-688); and IRS Individual Tax ID Number Request (SS-4). The fourth edition includes a CD with fillable PDF forms.

Understanding Immigration Law and Practice

Author: Ayodele Gansallo
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454880332
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Law

Understanding Immigration Law and Practice offers a thorough, accessible, and practical approach to understanding and putting to use U.S. laws and regulations to help protect refugees, bring needed workers to the U.S, and reunite families. Attuned to the sensitivity and responsibility necessary to ensuring just results in high stakes immigration cases, the authors provide readers with in-depth, information and freely offer their knowledge and insights into the complex legal issues faced by immigration clients, while proposing strategies for the professionals seeking to help them. Key Features: Authors with more than twenty-five years combined front-line experience. Compact, accessible coverage of complex fluctuating U.S. immigration law and regulations, including: Nonimmigrant visas, including B-1/B-2, H-1Bs, and visas for investment and trade. Immigration for humanitarian immigrants: asylum seekers, refugees, and SIJ, U, and T visa applicants. Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM). Lawful permanent resident applications based on family relationships, employment, and investment, including adjustment of status and consular processing. Grounds of inadmissibility, deportation, and immigration court removal processes, including waivers. Naturalization and citizenship eligibility. Balanced coverage of statutory and procedural rules with practical insights to aid in problem solving. Numerous cases for discussion, with responses on the companion website to encourage student participation and retention. Frequent vivid examples and cases from real life to assist readers in translating legal rules and theory into practice. Tools for student success, including learning objectives, marginal notes on key terms, and many documents and illustrations from actual practice. A chapter on managing the immigration practice, including performing case assessment and interviewing.