AILA releases 2nd edition of Immigration practice and procedures manual

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has release the 2nd edition of its “Immigration Law Practice and Procedure Manual: A ‘Cookbook’ of Essential Practice Materials.” Written by Ari Sauer and Greg Siskind, the “Cookbook” provides the reader with thorough, how-to guidance on preparing and filing many of the more common immigration applications and petitions. Immigration law is famously complex so this resource is incredibly helpful; each chapter contains all the resources most attorneys will need to prepare a specific type of immigration case. It can serve as a valuable tool for newer immigration lawyers, as well as a handy practice aid for more seasoned practitioners.

The new two-volume edition updates and builds on the first edition which covers B Visas, E Visas, H-1B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, R Visas, Family-Based Immigration, K Visas, PERM Process, Alternatives to PERM, EB-1C, Consular Processing, Post-LPR Issues, Naturalization, DACA, and TPS.

The new, second edition also includes three new chapters covering TN Visas, U Nonimmigrant Status, and VAWA Self-Petitions, as well as 40+ new guides, checklists, and samples

Each chapter includes:

• Overview of the subject matter

• Workflows that cover the entire petition process

• Eligibility Assessment Screening Checklists

• Sample Intake Forms

• Sample Document Checklists

• Packet Preparation Checklists

• Sample Cover Letters

• Sample Documents

• Tips for Filling Out Relevant Forms, with Form Samples

The two volume “Immigration Law Practice and Procedure Manual: A ‘Cookbook’ of Essential Practice Materials” costs $569 and can be ordered at