Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law

Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law

Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, 2024-25 ed. (PDF)
Release Date: 06/12/2024
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PDF 597 pages 978-1-57370-549-7

The 2024-25 edition of AILA's Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law includes 597 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 2024 Annual Conference received an electronic version of Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law as part of their conference materials.

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Breanna Cary is an attorney at The Spero Project, where she focuses on refugee cases, asylum, and resettlement issues. She previously served as the Legal Director of the Oklahoma City Afghan Legal Network, a nonprofit dedicated to providing free legal services to the Afghan evacuees resettled in Oklahoma City. She currently serves on the AILA Publications Committee, the AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee, and the Board of Governors for Latitude Legal Alliance. 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 both 2023 and 2024, was named one of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” in the field of immigration. In 2024, he was named as “Future Leader”  in immigration law in Who’s Who Legal, was listed as a top immigration attorney in 2023 in Marquis Who’s Who, and was named by Chambers USA as an “Up and Coming” immigration attorney in New York in 2023. Michael is a graduate of Hofstra University and St. John’s University School of Law.

Lindsay A. Curcio is a sole practitioner located in Niagara Falls, New York, following 20 years in Brooklyn, New York. Lindsay 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.

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. He has authored numerous essays, articles, case analyses, and book reviews addressing immigration law and policy over the years.

Michelle Gergerian is an attorney with Berry Appleman & Leiden where she assists clients in all aspects of corporate immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, 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 in order to build effective immigration programs, and she understand the business impact of an ever-changing immigration landscape. In addition to her U.S. immigration portfolio, Michelle is also a leader in global immigration practice where she assists clients with their global mobility needs, including the practical and programmatic aspects of obtaining work permits and entry documents for foreign country assignments. She 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. She has also 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. She 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 LegalBest 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 LawThe Consular Practice HandbookAILA'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.