Immigration Law for Paralegals

Fifth Edition

by Maria Isabel Casablanca, Gloria Roa Bodin

Forthcoming July 2023

Tags: Immigration Law, Paralegal, Refugee/Immigration/Border Issues Law

2023 Teacher's Manual forthcoming

ISBN 978-1-5310-2134-4
eISBN 978-1-5310-2135-1

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; 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, 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, sample medical form (I-693); and IRS Individual Tax ID Number Request (SS-4).

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