U.S. Immigration and Citizenship: Your Complete Guide, 4th Edition

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"Obtaining your green card, visa, or citizenship can be a time-consuming, challenging, and stressful process. Let attorney Allan Wernick assist you with your goal of becoming a U.S. citizen, just as he has successfully helped thousands of clients and readers of his syndicated column. In U.S. Immigration & Citizenship, Wernick shares all the up-to-date information you need to safely and legally visit or move to the United States." The book also includes new information on post-September 11 laws and policies. With a comprehensive listing of
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Overview

"Obtaining your green card, visa, or citizenship can be a time-consuming, challenging, and stressful process. Let attorney Allan Wernick assist you with your goal of becoming a U.S. citizen, just as he has successfully helped thousands of clients and readers of his syndicated column. In U.S. Immigration & Citizenship, Wernick shares all the up-to-date information you need to safely and legally visit or move to the United States." The book also includes new information on post-September 11 laws and policies. With a comprehensive listing of immigration assistance agencies, plus sample forms and step-by-step directions for filling them out. U.S. Immigration & Citizenship is like hiring your own immigration lawyer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578601691
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 10.76 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - getting in and staying in : a popular guide to U.S. immigration law
A note from the author - regarding immigration law post-September 11, 2001
Sect. I Getting a green card 1
Ch. 1 Who can get an immigrant visa? 3
Ch. 2 Family-based immigration 13
Ch. 3 Immigrant visas based on employment and investment 30
Ch. 4 Lottery green cards 44
Ch. 5 Overcoming the bars to permanent residence 50
Ch. 6 Applying for an immigrant visa 67
Sect. II Naturalization and citizenship 87
Ch. 7 Do you want to become a U.S. citizen? 89
Ch. 8 Requirements for naturalization 93
Ch. 9 Getting naturalized 113
Ch. 10 How children become U.S. citizens 130
Sect. III Nonimmigrant visas 138
Ch. 11 Types of nonimmigrant visas 140
Ch. 12 Visitor for business or pleasure and the B-1/B-2 visa waiver program 150
Ch. 13 F-1 student status 154
Ch. 14 H-1B, H-1B1 and TN status for temporary professional workers 162
Ch. 15 K visas for a fiance(e) or spouse of a U.S. citizen 183
Ch. 16 V visas for the spouse and unmarried children of permanent residents 188
Ch. 17 Nonimmigrant status : getting in and staying in 192
Sect. IV Asylees and refugees 199
Ch. 18 Proving fear of persecution and getting asylum 201
Ch. 19 Refugees and refugee processing 212
Sect. V Employer sanctions 215
Ch. 20 Employers' obligations under employer sanctions 217
Ch. 21 Your rights as an employee under employer sanctions 230
App. A Immigration law resources 236
App. B I-130 petition for alien relative 238
App. C USCIS national and regional offices 244
App. D High school equivalency documents 250
App. E Grounds of inadmissibility/exclusion 256
App. F Poverty guidelines and affidavit of support, form I-864 258
App. G Department of State visa bulletin 268
App. H I-485 application to register permanent residence or adjust status 272
App. I List of countries that recognize dual citizenship with the United States 279
App. J List of aggravated felonies 281
App. K The oath of allegiance 283
App. L N-400 application for naturalization 284
App. M National listing of voluntary agencies (VOLAGS) 294
App. N A list of NAFTA professionals 304
App. O Immigration law and policy Web sites 312
App. P Chapter 14 sample 1 : fact sheet on labor condition applications for H-1B nonimmigrants for employers that are not "dependent" or "willful violators" 319
App. Q Chapter 14 sample 2 : wage paid to H-1B employee 324
App. R Chapter 14 sample 3 : employer's letter explaining basis for actual wage 325
App. S Chapter 14 sample 4A and sample 4B 326
App. T Credential evaluation services 327
App. U I-129 petition for a nonimmigrant worker 329
App. V Chapter 14 sample 5 : employer's letter in support of H-1B petition 339
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