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Blogging: Bring Them Home! by Matthew Kolken

Blogging: BIA Rules DOMA is Dead in the Immigration Context by Matthew Kolken

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News: DHS Releases Written Testimony of USCIS RAIO Associate Director on Border Security Oversights

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Focus: The Consular Posts Book

ILW.com is pleased to announce a new edition of The Consular Posts Book and a pre-publication discount. For $299, you get the current edition of The Consular Posts Book shipped to you immediately and you will receive the 2nd edition when it is published. If you have already purchased the current edition of The Consular Posts Book, you can place a pre-publication edition for $199. The current edition can be purchased here for $199.


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.


For additional information, please see:

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