This completely up-to-date information is presented in an accessible question-and-answer format, and tells the reader how to obtain a green card: how to work legally: and what employers can do to help. It also explains labor certifications, temporary stays, and how and why the I.N.S. expels certain immigrants. Other topics covered, all in clear and simple language, are the removal of temporary residency, the visa processing and the lottery, political asylum, temporary protected status, access to public benefits, taxes, and ways to become a citizen.
Legal Guidance for an Intricate Passage / How U.S. Immigrants and Visitors Can Prepare Their Way Through a High-Pressure Immigration System
America continues to be an immigrant haven. Despite unprecedented pressure on border security, no lawmaker of influence has moved to reverse the country's generous immigration policy. In February 2002 alone, 21 million foreign nationals-tourists, business people, scientists, students, workers and asylum seekers-crossed the U.S. border. Those seeking to stay beyond a tourist's visit face a long path of legal procedures and newly devised controls. Immigrants looking to prepare themselves for this intricate passage will find enlightening answers in the newly revised Immigration Questions & Answers by immigration law attorney Carl Baldwin.
About the Author
Carl R. Baldwin is an attorney who specializes in immigration law and a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He worked closely with the Association of the Bar in advising foreign citizens who qualified for "amnesty" in the late 1980s, and in training attorneys to represent Haitian asylum seekers in the early 1990s. He lives in New York City.