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Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law and Practice (Fifth Edition)

Author(s): Daniel J Montalvo, Austin T. Fragomen, Careen Shannon
Practice Area: Employment, Immigration, Litigation, Pro Bono
Published: Nov 2015
Supplement Date: Jun 2019 i Previous editions(s) can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402424878
PLI Item #: 151548

Offering in-depth coverage of bedrock immigration legislation, the latest USCIS rules and programs, and pivotal court decisions, Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law and Practice gives you the legal and procedural knowledge to work more efficiently and effectively with employers, noncitizens, nonimmigrants, refugees, naturalized citizens, and government officials.

Enhanced by advisory “Practice Commentaries,” Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals shows you how to follow all adjustment-of-status procedures for employment-based immigration, family-sponsored immigration, and diversity immigration; satisfy important legal tests, such as proving “business necessity” when hiring foreign workers or “qualifying relationships” in family-sponsored immigration cases; and protect clients’ rights, whether helping individuals fight unjust removal, nonimmigrants pursue lawful admission, or employers obtain judicial review for adverse decisions.
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Austin T. Fragomen, Jr. is Chairman of the global law firm of Fragomen Worldwide. Over the course of his career in immigration, Austin has served as staff counsel to the US House of Representatives subcommittee on immigration, citizenship and international law and as an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law and as Chairman of the New York City Bar Justice Center.  Austin has testified before Congress on a range of immigration issues.  He serves as Chairman, Business Mechanism, Global Forum Migration and Development; and has also participated as a panelist at multi-stakeholder hearings on the Global Compact on Migration at the United Nations.

Austin is also the founding co-author of a renowned series of immigration handbooks that provide information on the best practices and latest developments in the field of business immigration, published by Thomson Reuters/West. He is vice chairman of the board of directors of the Center for Migration Studies; editorial board member of the International Migration Review; chairman of the board of directors of the Council on Global Immigration; co-author of the Practising Law Institute's Immigration Fundamentals; distinguished author, Thomson Reuters/West, Member of the Board, Jesuit Refugee Service(JRS), Member Advisory Board, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University and fellow, American Bar Foundation.

Austin is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. His court admissions include the US Supreme Court; US District Court of the Southern District of New York and the District of Columbia; US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Third Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit. He was educated at Case Western Reserve School of Law, JD, and Georgetown University, BS.