AILA’s Toolbox for Immigration Paralegals

AILA’s Toolbox for Immigration Paralegals

AILA’s Toolbox for Immigration Paralegals, 2020 ed. (Word and PDF Zip)
Release Date: 04/30/2020
Format Size ISBN/SKU
Word and PDF Zip 756 pages 978-1-57370-458-X

AILA’s Toolbox for Immigration Paralegals is a reference tool for the desk of every immigration paralegal. This edition of the Toolbox provides the background necessary for paralegals to understand the cases they are working on, with the focus on the procedures paralegals must master to be highly effective in their work.

The materials in the Toolbox begin by discussing the paralegal's role in the immigration law firm, and then give paralegals an overview of the basic terms and concepts of immigration law as they relate to all the major types of cases the paralegal is likely to encounter in practice. For each case type, the Toolbox provides a step-by-step guide to the procedures involved in preparing and filing the forms and necessary documents. Detailed form-filling instructions and sample supporting documents are included, with indications of when the attorney’s input should be sought.

Among the wealth of materials in the Toolbox are articles covering:

  • The paralegal’s ethical duties and responsibilities;
  • Key definitions and concepts used in immigration law generally;
  • The government agencies involved in immigration law;
  • Form filing tips from USCIS;
  • Employment-related temporary visas: H-1B, L-1, O and P;
  • Changes and extension of status;
  • Employment-related permanent visas and the PERM process;
  • Family-based immigration;
  • Adjustment of status to permanent residency;
  • Removal of conditions on permanent residence;
  • Applications for visas at U.S. consular posts overseas;
  • Applications for work permission;
  • Applications to return to the United States after temporary travel abroad (advance parole);
  • Waivers of inadmissibility for unlawful presence;
  • Asylum;
  • Deportation proceedings and cancellation of removal;
  • Citizenship applications;
  • and more!

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“AILA’s Toolbox for Immigration Paralegals is a material that I use almost on a daily basis. It is literally a toolbox where I always go to confirm some information or where I can learn something new at a fast pace. I always indicate it for rest of my team. With this book I can learn the theory, and I also have tools to use in my daily tasks like checklists and instructions on how to fill in a form, for example.”
-Ana Carolina Gorrera, paralegal, Miami, FL

"The Toolbox is a great tool for going back, even after 15 years of being an immigration paralegal, to see the meaning behind a certain question on a form and the pro tips that [it] offers."
-Sue Patel, paralegal/CEO of Paravisalegal LLP, Chicago, IL

Megan Kludt is a partner at Curran, Berger & Kludt Immigration Law. She specializes in complex immigration cases in the areas of business, academia, scientific research, and the arts. She has given presentations at academic institutions and spoken at AILA events and numerous local panels in New England. She has co-authored articles on employment and achievement-based immigration issues. Ms. Kludt holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master of International Relations from Boston University, and a J.D. with an international concentration from Boston University School of Law.