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AILA’s Immigration Law Practice and Procedure Manual: A “Cookbook” of Essential Practice Materials: Second Edition Now Shipping!

7/11/22 AILA Doc. No. 22071139.

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to release the 2nd edition of our Immigration Law Practice and Procedure Manual: A "Cookbook" of Essential Practice Materials. Written by Ari Sauer and Greg Siskind, the Cookbook provides the reader with thorough, how-to guidance on preparing and filing many of the more common immigration applications and petitions. Immigration law is famously complex so this resource is incredibly helpful; each chapter contains all the resources most attorneys will need to prepare a specific type of immigration case. It can serve as a valuable tool for newer immigration lawyers, as well as a handy practice aid for more seasoned practitioners.

The new two-volume edition updates and builds on the first edition which covers B Visas, E Visas, H-1B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, R Visas, Family-Based Immigration, K Visas, PERM Process, Alternatives to PERM, EB-1C, Consular Processing, Post-LPR Issues, Naturalization, DACA, and TPS.

The new, second edition also includes three new chapters covering TN Visas, U Nonimmigrant Status, and VAWA Self-Petitions, as well as 40+ new guides, checklists, and samples

Each chapter includes:

  • Overview of the subject matter
  • Workflows that cover the entire petition process
  • Eligibility Assessment Screening Checklists
  • Sample Intake Forms
  • Sample Document Checklists
  • Packet Preparation Checklists
  • Sample Cover Letters
  • Sample Documents
  • Tips for Filling Out Relevant Forms, with Form Samples