AILA Releases New Edition of Immigration Law and the Family

Washington, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to release the seventh edition of Immigration Law and the Family, written by Charles Wheeler, an expert on family immigration issues. Family members trying to navigate the complexities of American immigration law run into complications that can often be foreseen and prepared for – this book helps any practitioner do exactly that. Boiled down to the fundamentals, this unique resource includes the tools that lawyers need to tackle issues such as:

  • Public charge ground of inadmissibility;
  • Consular processing for immigrant visas;
  • Adjusted age calculation for CSPA;
  • Unlawful presence and the running of the 3– and 10-year bars;
  • Processing for relief under VAWA;
  • Sample materials and useful recommendations for problem solving;
  • And more!

The law surrounding family-based immigration has evolved over time into a serious subspecialty; this book is meant to help illustrate and justify the respect it now deserves.

Charles Wheeler is an attorney with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) in Oakland, CA, and directs its Training and Legal Support section. CLINIC provides training, technical support, legislative analysis, and legal reference materials for diocesan immigration programs and other nonprofit agencies throughout the United States. It also advocates on behalf of low-income immigrants at the local and national level.

Prior to joining CLINIC, Mr. Wheeler directed the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles (1985–96) and the Farmworker Program of Colorado Rural Legal Services in Denver (1979–84). He has been specializing in immigration law and aliens’ rights issues for more than 30 years. Mr. Wheeler is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland School of Law.

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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. 23033106.