Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law

Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law

Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, 2023-24 ed. (PDF)
Release Date: 06/21/2023
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PDF 594 978-1-57370-532-2

The 2023-24 edition of AILA's Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law includes over 550 pages of guidance and updates to timeless articles covering a broad range of immigration law topics in a clear and concise format.

These practice advisories provide "how-to" advice and analysis on:

  • Employment-based NIVs
  • Labor certification (PERM)
  • Removal and relief
  • Adjustment of status
  • Family immigration
  • Waivers
  • Naturalization
  • And more!

NOTE: All attendees of the 2023 Annual Conference received an electronic version of Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law as part of their conference materials.

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SUMANGALA BHATTACHARYA has been practicing family and humanitarian immigration for four years. She is also a tenured professor of British literature at Pitzer College and is president of the Board of the Refugee Children’s Center in North Hills, California.

BREANNA CARY is the lead attorney at New Frontier Immigration Law, where she focuses on Ninth Circuit petitions for review, BIA appeals, and motions to reopen. She previously served as the Legal Director of the Oklahoma City Afghan Legal Network, a nonprofit dedicated to providing free legal services to the approximately 1,000 Afghan evacuees resettled in Oklahoma City. She currently serves as the chair of the AILA Publications Committee. She has published multiple immigration-related pieces and is a frequent speaker on immigration law before legal and community groups.

MICHAEL CATALIOTTI is the Principal at Cataliotti Law P.C., a boutique immigration law practice working with international artists, entertainers, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers, academics, executives, and more, across a variety of industries and disciplines, ranging from television, film, fashion, and finance, to AI/ML, sciences, journalism, architecture, and everything in between. He has worked with and advised businesses from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, as well as prominent athletes, artists, entertainers, and entrepreneurs and international media conglomerates. Michael is a faculty member at Lawline CLE, has led town halls, workshops, and Q&A sessions at Harvard University, Columbia University, NYU, Juilliard, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), among others. He is a regular contributor to the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal (EASL), where he writes a column on the topics of sports and entertainment immigration. Michael has also been recognized as one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” since 2018, and in 2023, was named one of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” in the field of Immigration. He is a graduate of Hofstra University and St. John’s University School of Law.

LINDSAY A. CURCIO is a solo practitioner in Brooklyn and Niagara Falls, New York, and has served as an adjunct professor at New York Law School and Molloy College. With Lenni Benson, Veronica Jeffers, and Stephen Yale-Loehr, she co-authored the first edition of Immigration and Nationality Law: Problems and Strategies, published by Lexis/Matthew Bender/Carolina Academic Press. Lindsay has received the Super Lawyers designation for immigration. She was awarded a B.A. in Spanish from Northwestern University, a J.D. from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, an M.B.A. from Fordham University, an LL.M. in transnational commercial practice at the Center for International Legal Studies/Lazarski University, and a graduate certificate in healthcare compliance from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Lindsay is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the National Writers Union, where she is a volunteer contract advisor.

R. MARK FREY is an attorney based in St. Paul, Minnesota, who has practiced immigration law for more than 30 years with an emphasis on asylum (and other forms of humanitarian relief), family– and marriage-based immigration, naturalization, removal defense, appeals, religious workers, and H-1B visas. He currently serves on AILA’s National Publications Committee and, in the past, on the Asylum & Refugee Committee as well as the Advisory Board of the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section. He has also chaired both the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section and Human Rights Committee, and authored numerous essays, articles, case analyses, and book reviews addressing immigration law and policy over the years.

MICHELLE GERGERIAN is the practice lead of the global immigration group at Seyfarth. Michelle assists clients in all aspects of corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visa, permanent residency, and citizenship applications. Michelle represents top multinational organizations across a wide range of industries, including technology, consulting, staffing, life sciences, financial services, and professional services. Michelle provides advisory services to clients’ human resources and talent acquisition teams and legal departments to build effective immigration programs and understand the business impact of an ever-changing immigration landscape. In addition to her U.S. immigration portfolio, Michelle leads Seyfarth’s global immigration practice and assists clients with their global mobility needs, including the practical and programmatic aspects of obtaining work permits and entry documents for foreign country assignments. Michelle also manages relationships with an extensive network of immigration specialists in foreign countries. Michelle is often called on by business leadership and stakeholders for counsel on strategic global mobility decisions while ensuring compliance and managing risk. Prior to joining Seyfarth, Michelle served as the Director of Education for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in Washington, D.C., managing the field of immigration education programs for more than 11,000 immigration lawyers. She has served as the managing editor of numerous AILA publications and as a presenter on nonprofit association management issues. Prior to her work with AILA, Michelle started her immigration career at a prominent, Boston-based immigration boutique firm. Michelle earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a concentration in law, politics, and the courts from Suffolk University.  

NOAH KLUG is the founder of Klug Law Firm PLLC (KLF), headquartered in New York City, which focuses on business immigration law. Prior to launching KLF, he worked at Fragomen and BAL for approximately ten years in senior roles. Prior to this, he was an Attorney-Advisor with DOJ EOIR through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. He is listed in Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2012, Noah founded the AILA Asia Pacific Chapter (formerly known as Bangkok District Chapter,) and served as its inaugural Chair. He also previously served as Co-Chair of the ABA Immigration Committee and on the AILA Business Immigration Committee. Noah has authored over 40 immigration law publications, contributed to major immigration studies, been quoted in major media publications, and co-edited the AILA treatises Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, The Consular Practice Handbook, AILA's Guide to PERM Labor Certification, and AILA’s U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Law Toolbox.

LINDSAY CHICHESTER KOREN is a senior vice president and division general counsel for Darden Restaurants. Previously, she served as a senior director for international employment compliance and an assistant general counsel supporting Walmart on global employment and immigration matters. Prior to joining Walmart, Ms. Koren was an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati, where she counseled domestic and international clients on immigration and employment issues. Ms. Koren also served as an adjunct professor, teaching immigration at the University of Dayton School of Law. Additionally, she served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), representing the government in appellate litigation of immigration matters. Ms. Koren joined the DOJ through the Attorney General Honors Program, and served as attorney advisor to the chief immigration judge. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Miami University and her J.D., cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Ohio and Maryland, as well as before the Southern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits.

OLIVIA MCLAREN is the founder of Olivia McLaren, Ltd., a U.S. immigration law practice based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Before moving overseas in 2014, Olivia practiced law in New York City for several firms including Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP (now Duane Morris LLP). A 2004 graduate of Duke University School of Law, with a J.D. and an LL.M. in international and comparative law, Olivia writes and speaks regularly on U.S. immigration law topics. She is a correspondent for The American magazine and previously co-authored the immigration law column in the New York Law Journal. She is a member of the New York City Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, serving on its Publications Committee and Online Course and Recorded Content Review Committee, as well as the AILA Rome District Chapter’s DOL Liaison Committee.