Families & Immigration: A Practical Guide is an essential tool for practitioners who assist in all aspects of family-sponsored immigration. It is a single volume resource designed for everyday practice by the beginning immigration attorney, immigration paralegal, community-based organization or family immigration advocate.
This manual provides a comprehensive overview of family immigration law with clearly worded explanations about each topic, including sample applications, declarations, waivers and charts. It reaches all aspects of family-sponsored immigration and provides an understanding of qualifications for who can file and how to submit a family-based visa petition. It offers practical advice on how to engage your client to bring forth necessary information to allow you to more effectively assist them through the petition process.
This manual provides easy-to-follow steps and a comprehensive discussion about issues relating to immigration through marriage, including an essential understanding of:
- Affidavit of support
- Adjustment of status
- Consular processing
- Child Status Protection Act
- Grounds for obtaining waivers of the conditions on residence
- Conditional residence
- Grounds and waivers of inadmissibility
- V and K visas
Families & Immigration: A Practical Guide also walks readers through the Violence Against Women Act and explains the self-petitioning process for immigrant victims of domestic violence and presents alternate immigration remedies available to victims of domestic violence.