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Immigration Law for Paralegals [Paperback]

Maria Isabel Casablanca , Gloria Roa Bodin
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August 1, 2010 1594608172 978-1594608179 3
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. The new edition has a new chapter on court litigation which also includes writs of mandamus and habeas corpus with federal courts. All forms have been updated, including the G-28. A new chapter covers representation of clients before DHS agencies, such as Request for Evidence before USCIS, deferred inspection before CBP, employer compliance (e-verify) before ICE and H1B and L1A audits. The book also expands on certain topics such as H2Bs, EB2s, and regional centers for the EB5 category. New information on the Cuban Adjustment Act is also included plus the new test and standards for the current naturalization process. 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).

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"For beginning paralegals or anyone starting to work in immigration issues, the basic materials, steps, and processes are here." -- Legal Information Alert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Maria Isabel Casablanca and Gloria Roa Bodin are immigration attorneys in Miami, Florida.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press; 3 edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594608172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594608179
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resources for How To Apply for Visas May 22, 2013
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In the first four chapters, as I read this book, my thoughts were, "No wonder there are so many illegals here. The forms, timelines and rules are not straight forward."

And in the end, I learned so much about not only completing the petition for visas for the many different statuses, I garnered from this book compassion for the immigrant who, rather it's for work, business, to seek asylum, or family needs aspire to be part of a better life.

What I didn't get from reading this book was the cases, and details about either Immigration court or ICE.

This is a comprehensive reference guide without being a law book.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! March 14, 2006
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Perfect book for someone trying to learn immigration. Very hands on with respect to the procedure. I highly recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars School Book August 21, 2013
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I had to buy this book for school and this was one of my favorite classes. I really enjoyed the book and it came with a cd that had forms that you can just fill in. I really enjoyed the book along with the class. This was a great purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source of information January 5, 2013
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This book is an excellent source for information and the CD is also a plus. I definitely recommend the book for serious readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use December 3, 2012
By fenius
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The book is easy to understand and all the forms are available at my fingertip.
The cd is also helpful for getting the forms.
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I'm an immigration attorney and bought this for my paralegal in the office who had never worked in immigration before. The topics are quick and easy to understand, albeit a little too short. At least it provides a starting point for paralegals to understand so I'm not constantly going over the basics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an exellent book March 26, 2014
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I bought the book new, so it came with a forms CD. It is also very comprehensive. I highly recommend this book.
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By Jill
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This is a good book for those who need an introduction to immigration law and the forms sent to various government agencies. Anyone other than a beginner, however, may want something more detailed.
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