This guide is provided to assist patrons with family law research questions. There are sections specifically aimed toward Practitioners, Self-Help or Pro Se individuals, and Students. There is also a section that lists specific topics of interest to famil
This Colorado CLE's topics include: Issue spotting for domestic relations practitioners with alien petitioners or respondents / presented by Lisa Battan and Laura Lichter -- Hot topics in marriage-based cases / presented by Lisa Battan and Laura Lichter -- Adoption / presented by Nancy Elkind -- Immigration remedies for undocumented children in custody of social services or in family court.
This book attempts to make obtaining a visa and green card as painless as possible for spouses and engaged couples. Easy to understand, this book seeks to demystify the immigration process, guide readers through the bureaucracy, and provide intensive instructions for each step.
Also available in Westlaw. This publication shows you how to fill out key USCIS and DOS forms for each category of family immigrant and forms for immigrant visa applications at U.S. consulates. It also discusses the principle of accompanying or "following to join" family members of immigrants and nonimmigrants, and helps you document complicated family relationships where birth or marriage certificates are unavailable, or where the USCIS suspects a fraudulent relationship. It gives detailed descriptions of stepchildren, legitimate and legitimated children, orphans, and adopted children, and shows the best ways for maintaining priority dates, improving your client's position, or reducing the wait to immigrate.
This guide covers several aspects of Family-based immigration, including : immediate relatives and the preference system, the application process for permanent residence, adjustment of status, consular processing, Immigrating through marriage, grounds of inadmissibility, waivers of inadmissibility, affidavit of support, self-petitions for abused spouses and children.
Returned follows transnational Mexicans as they experience the alienation and unpredictability of deportation, tracing the particular ways that U.S. immigration policies and state removals affect families. Deportation--an emergent global order of social injustice--reaches far beyond the individual deportee, as family members with diverse U.S. immigration statuses, including U.S. citizens, also return after deportation or migrate for the first time. The book includes accounts of displacement, struggle, suffering, and profound loss but also of resilience, flexibility, and imaginings of what may come. Returned tells the story of the chaos, and design, of deportation and its aftermath.
Family reunification is a key principle underlying U.S. immigration policy. It is embodied in the
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which specifies numerical limits for five family-based
admission categories, as well as a per-country limit on total family-based admissions. The five
categories include immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and four other family-based categories that
vary according to individual characteristics such as the legal status of the petitioning U.S.-based
relative, and the age, family relationship, and marital status of the prospective immigrant.