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Advising in the Face of Uncertainty
After the recent executive orders from President Trump, this blog provides some tips on advising in the face of uncertainty. There are detailed, practical resources...
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“Sanctuary Campuses” And Other Immigration Questions and Answers For Campus Leaders Post-Election
The presidential election has jolted campuses with speculation and concern about undocumented community members and other issues impacting international populations. Significant attention has been directed...
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Immigration Post-Election Q&A: DACA Students, “Sanctuary Campuses” and Institutional or Community Assistance
This ACE Issue Brief can help frame the discussion about these questions. It addresses concerns such as the data DACA applicants submitted in their applications;...
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Current Trends in J-1 Waivers Based on Exceptional Hardship to a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Spouse or Child
This advisory reviews the procedure and standards for J-1 waivers based on exceptional hardship to a U.S. citizen (USC) or lawful permanent resident (LPR) spouse...
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Left Behind: Iraqis and Afghans Caught in a Sea of SIV Red Tape
As long as U.S. forces have been engaged in operations abroad, local people have been recruited as translators and facilitators. Now, inIraq and Afghanistan, a...
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The Diplomatic Visas Handbook
There are many interesting employment and residence options available to those who have or have held A, G, and N visas. The Diplomatic Visas Handbook: Immigration...
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Authorizations for Visa Issuance and Admission as Nonimmigrant Under INA S. 212(d)(3)(A)
This compilation by AILA member Dan Berger addresses some of the legal and practical issues surrounding the general authorization for admission for nonimmigrants under §212(d)(3)(A)...
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Nine Key Concepts College Counsel Must Know About Immigration Law
Lawyers at academic institutions generally are not involved in immigration cases. Rather, they often delegate such matters to the international office, outside counsel, or the...
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A Review of Legal Issues Arising After a Grant of DACA
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented in mid-2012, in response to the tireless efforts of undocumented students who have struggled for more than...
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Should Undocumented Young People Apply?
It is hard to believe that just a few months ago President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since then immigration...
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Visas After Graduation – For Artists
This article developed out of a presentation prepared for graduate students at the Yale Schools of Art, Music, Sacred Music and Drama. There are many...
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For International Advisors – Effective, Efficient Intakes
One of the best parts of being a foreign scholar advisor or immigration lawyer is that each person comes into our office with his or...
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Visas After Graduation
**F-1 to OPT to H-1B to Labor Certification to Green Card** Many foreign students see this progression as "the way" to permanent residence, with each...
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Navigating DNA Testing in Immigration Cases (Bender’s Immigration Bulletin)
DNA testing has become the gold standard for immigration cases based on genetic family relationships much as it has for other areas of law such...
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Navigating DNA Testing In Immigration Cases (AILA)
DNA testing has become the gold standard for immigration cases based on genetic family relationships much as it has for other areas of law such...
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Intercountry Adoption, Domestic Adoption and the Post-Hague Landscape
In the past few years, the world of intercountry adoption has dramatically changed for families, practitioners and vulnerable children. Most notably, the Hague Convention on...
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The International Adoption Sourcebook
The United States' implementation of the Hague Convention has resulted in interim regulations from the State Department and Department of Homeland Security. The consequences for...
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Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Professional Nurses
This chapter introduces the reader to the procedures for obtaining immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for professional nurses. With an emphasis on visa procedures that achieve...
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Recent Trends in National Interest Waiver Cases
Fifteen years after its publication, Matter of New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) remains the standard for eligibility in the elusive “National Interest Waiver”...
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Visas for Foreign Nurses
The nursing shortage in the United States has reached a level where hiring foreign nurses is no longer merely an option but an economic necessity....
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The nurse shortage and nurses from abroad
We have all seen the projections of massive nursing shortages in the coming years. Right now 12% of nursing positions in the United States are...
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EB-1-2 Outstanding Researcher Cases: Issues and Trends
One way to obtain an immigrant visa in the United States is to be an outstanding professor or researcher. This classification is known as the...
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Employment-Based Visas – There May Be a Better Way
Hearing clients’ stories and assisting them to achieve their goals are some of the most rewarding and interesting aspects of the job of an immigration...
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Mandamus Litigation in the Labor Certification Content
PRACTICE ADVISORY1 Updated November 6, 2015 MANDAMUS LITIGATION AGAINST DOL TO ADDRESS DELAYS IN PREVAILING WAGE DETERMINATIONS AND LABOR CERTIFICATIONS This practice advisory addresses how...
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Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers, 2nd Ed.
Changes in the U.S. visa processing system have resulted in new challenges in obtaining visas for foreign scholars and researchers. In order for the United...
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The Nurse Immigration Book
TABLE OF CONTENTS I. FOREWORD : Why A Nurse Immigration Book? By William Stock II. PREPARING AN IMMIGRATION CASE H-1 Visas For Nurses By Greg Siskind...
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Navigating the NAFSA Manual: Foreign Students and Scholars Regulations
Most of the books on immigration attorney's shelves are published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (ALIA). They cover a wide range of topics and...