August 23, 2011

A JOB PROGRAM FOR LAWYERS:

Only Takes 2,000 (or 3,000) Pages to Explain U.S. Immigration Rules (Stuart Anderson, Jul. 24 2011, Forbes)

Nothing belies the myth that it's "easy" for U.S. employers to hire foreign nationals and immigrants better than a new book produced by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Business Immigration Law & Practice, by Daryl Buffenstein and Bo Cooper, both partners at Berry Appleman & Leiden, spends over 2,000 pages explaining the complexities of immigration law - and that's just to other lawyers.

Explaining the law to business owners would take many more pages, as well as hours of individual discussions. (The AILA book can be found here.)

I asked Daryl Buffenstein why the book needed to be so long. "Explaining just the principal aspects for each category accounts for the more than 2,000 pages in the book," said Buffenstein. "Experienced attorneys in other areas of the law are often shocked to learn how complex immigration law can be, and how it can be fraught with negative consequences for what appear to be small and seemingly meaningless differences in approach or strategy."


Which is why even that "good immigrant" you like was illegal too.


Posted by at August 23, 2011 5:30 AM
  

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