American Immigration Lawyers Association releases new book


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


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