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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Immigration Practice, 15th Edition
The library has now acquired,Immigration Practice, 15th ed by Robert C. Divine and R. Blake Chisam. This source provides an overview of immigration law and is designed for attorneys involved in immigration practice. The first part is helpful for understanding the basics of representing and interacting with clients. There is also a discussion of the different U.S. departments that are involved in regulating immigration practice as well as the rules of practice for those agencies. Researching the sources of immigration law and obtaining government files are also explored. This practice guide also covers the immigration process and focuses on non-immigrant visas and status, permanent residence, U.S. Citizenship, inadmissibility and deportability grounds, and removal proceedings. This source also explores different paths for obtaining permanent residence such as employment, family-based petitions, and asylum. There are informative charts included throughout the book and there are annotations to applicable statutes, rules and regulations, case law, and forms. The appendices contain fee schedules, lists of abbreviations used in immigration practice, government offices, and frequently used government forms. There are also tables of cases, statutes, subject index, and Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and United States Code conversion table. Immigration Practice (KF4819.D58 2014) is now available on the new titles shelf in the law library. The accompanying CD-ROM (available on reserve in the library) contains links to websites and forms.