AILA Releases Fourth Edition of Essentials of Immigration Law

George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

LAS VEGAS, NV - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to release the fourth edition of Essentials of Immigration Law by Richard A. Boswell at the 2016 AILA Annual Conference.

The Essentials book provides immigration law practitioners with a practical overview of the entire area of U.S. immigration law, offering a foundation on key topics in immigration law, including:

  • Fundamental Concepts;
  • Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas;
  • Family-Based Immigration;
  • Employment-Based Immigration;
  • Labor Certification;
  • Consular Processing;
  • Citizenship/Naturalization;
  • Deportation/Removal/Inadmissibility;
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility and Removability;
  • Asylum;
  • Immigration Impact of Criminal Violations; and,
  • Administrative/Judicial Review.

For law professors, this publication, written by an expert who has both practical and teaching experience, serves as a valuable tool, used by leading law school faculty to teach the fundamentals of immigration law.

"Rarely is there an immigration law book that I can recommend both to someone who plans to make immigration law a vocation and to a layperson interested in learning a bit more about the subject," AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson noted. He continued, "This book is designed for those new to the field to provide them with an accessible and clear explanation of immigration law, and should serve as a valuable resource for anyone looking for a solid grounding in an extremely complex area of law."

About the author:

Richard A. Boswell is a professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and director of the law school's Immigrants' Rights Clinic. He is a frequent lecturer throughout the United States and abroad before lawyers and others on a range of immigration topics. Professor Boswell is the author of numerous books and law review articles in the immigration field, most notable of which is his law school casebook, Immigration Law and Procedure: Cases and Materials (4th ed. 2010). He also is co-author of Refugee Law and Policy: A Comparative and International Approach (4th ed. 2011). Professor Boswell served as co-editor-in-chief of the Clinical Law Review and president of the Clinical Legal Education Association. He is a long-time member of AILA and has served on its board of governors. Professor Boswell also has worked in a number of countries (the West Bank and Gaza, Latin America, and, most recently, Haiti) consulting on the establishment of clinical law programs and on rule-of-law projects.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 16062335.