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The editor of the current edition of The Consular Posts Book is Rami D. Fakhoury and contributors are: Poorvi Chothani, Steven A. Culbreath, Dharamchand Depoo, Marc Ellis, Vic Goel, Edward S. Gudeon, Magdale Labbe Henke, Frederick W. Hong, Christi Hufford, C. Valerie Ibe, Priscilla J. Jones, Noah Klug, Jose E. Latour, Lesa Lawrence, Adam Lee, Mark Levey, Jakob Lipman, Susan Willis McFadden, Christy Nguyen, Claire D. Nilson, Curtis Pierce, Luis A. Pinilla, Jessica L. Rodriguez, Kristina Rost, Emmanuel S. Tipon, and Alice Yardum-Hunter. The table of contents is as follows:

PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
Chapter 1: Argentina
Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford

Chapter 2: Armenia
Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter

Chapter 3: Australia
Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug

Chapter 4: Brazil
Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost

Chapter 5: Canada
Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo

Chapter 6: China
Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong
Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee
Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen

Chapter 7: Colombia
Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla

Chapter 8: France
Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce

Chapter 9: Germany
Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath
Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke

Chapter 10: Haiti
Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour

Chapter 11: India
Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel
Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani
Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones
New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani

Chapter 12: Jamaica
Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson

Chapter 13: Nigeria
Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe

Chapter 14: Philippines
Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon

Chapter 15: Taiwan
Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L. Rodriguez

Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson

Chapter 17: United Kingdom
London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon

Chapter 18: Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis

PART II. THEORY AND PRACTICE

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice

Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts

Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul

Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks

Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations

Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors

Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions

Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking

Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites

Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)

Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces

Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions

Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment

PART III. RESOURCE MATERIALS ON CD-ROM

Hundreds of relevant Statues/Regulations, Forms, FAM Provisions, Executive Orders, documents from DoC, DHS, DoJ, DoL, DoT, DoS, useful weblinks.

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