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Families & Immigration: A Practical Guide is an essential tool for practitioners who assist in all aspects of family-sponsored immigration. This single volume resource is designed for everyday practice by new and seasoned immigration attorneys, immigration paralegals, community-based organizations or family immigration advocates.
This guide provides a comprehensive overview of family immigration law with clearly worded explanations, samples and charts. It reaches all aspects of family-sponsored immigration, including a thorough examination of issues related to immigration through marriage. Both the legal requirements and procedural instructions are covered in detail. This tool is intended to guide you step-by-step through the process of filing a family-based visa petition, an adjustment of status, immigrant visa application or any other related form or application. You will find a comprehensive discussion of each of the following topics:
- Affidavit of support
- Adjustment of status
- Consular processing
- Child Status Protection Act
- Conditional residence and the Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence, including the corresponding waivers
- Grounds and waivers of inadmissibility, including the new Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
- Petition for Alien Relative
- 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. The guide presents alternate immigration remedies that are available for victims of domestic violence.