Anis N. Saleh

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Anis N. Saleh is President and Managing Shareholder of the Miami firm of Saleh & Associates, P.A., where he practices in all areas of Immigration and Nationality Law, including extensive experience in employment-based & family-based cases, deportation & removal hearings, and federal litigation. Mr. Saleh received his B.A. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and his J.D. from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Mr. Saleh is a member of the State Bars of Florida and Georgia, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Bar Association (ABA). Mr. Saleh has received the highest rating (“AV”) by Martindale-Hubbell for over ten consecutive years and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2007-2016), Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2016), Florida Super Lawyers (2006-2016), Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in the World. He has also been listed in the Wall Street Journal (2011-2016), U.S. News & World Report (2012-2016), and the Miami Herald (2009-2016) as one of South Florida’s top attorneys, and he was named by The Best Lawyers in America publication as “2014 Miami Immigration Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Saleh is Florida Bar Board Certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law and is a past-President of AILA’s South Florida Chapter, as well as a frequent author and lecturer on the topic of immigration law at both local and national conferences. He is also a past-Chair of the Florida Bar’s Immigration Certification Committee and a past-Chair of the Florida Bar’s 11th Circuit Grievance Committee.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV-rated (A = Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability; V = Very High Ethical Standards).
  • Best Lawyers in America: 2007 – 2016 editions.
  • Named2014 Miami Immigration Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America publication.
  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: 2007-2016 editions.
  • Florida Super Lawyers: 2006 – 2016 editions.
  • Wall Street Journal – listed as one of South Florida’s Top Attorneys (2011-2016).
  • U.S. News & World Report – listed as one of South Florida’s Top Law Firms (2012-2016)
  • Miami Herald – listed as one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers (2009-2016).
  • Who’s Who in American Law.
  • Who’s Who in the World.

MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

  • Board of Directors, American Immigration Lawyers Association (South Florida Chapter), 2000 – present.
  • Chair, Florida Bar 11th Circuit Grievance Committee, 2012 – 2013
  • Founding Member, Immigrants’ List (Political Action Committee), 2006 – present.
  • Member, AILA National – USCIS Ombudsman Liaison Committee, 2009 – 2010.
  • Member, AILA National – Interior Enforcement Committee, 2008 – 2009.
  • Member, AILA National – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee, 2007 – 2008.
  • Member, AILA National – Texas Service Center Liaison Committee, 2006 – 2007.
  • President, American Immigration Lawyers Association (South Florida Chapter), 2005 – 2006.
  • Chair, Florida Bar Immigration Certification Committee, 2003 – 2004.
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1992 – present.

PUBLISHED MATERIALS

  • Long Departure & Its Impact on Lawful Permanent Residence – AILA Latin America & Caribbean Chapter (2015).
  • The Section 212(d)(3)(A) Waiver – AILA Latin America & Caribbean Chapter Conference (2014).
  • Writing Successful Motions and Memos Based on Descamps, Moncrieffe and Other Important Case Law – AILA South Florida 35th Annual Immigration Law Update (2014).
  • Strategies in Dealing with Inadmissibility Based on Reason to Believe – AILA Latin America & Caribbean Chapter Conference (2013).
  • Advanced Issues in Naturalization – AILA Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference (2013).
  • Holding the Government to the Burden of Proof in Removal Proceedings and Challenging the Admissibility of Documents to Meet the Burden of Proof – AILA South Florida 33rd Annual Immigration Law Update (2012).
  • Appellate and Litigation Options Following Denial of I-129, I-140 or PERM — Immigration at the Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Practicum, AILA National Fall Conference (2011).
  • Judicial Denaturalization — AILA South Florida 29th Annual Immigration Law Update (2008).
  • Family-Based Immigration — AILA South Florida 27th Annual Immigration Law Update (2006).
  • Who Can Come? Developments Relating to Admission to the U.S. — Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook (2005).
  • An Overview of the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Category — Lorman Education Services (2005).
  • Family-Based Immigration — AILA South Florida 25th Annual Immigration Law Update (2004).
  • Judicial Denaturalization — Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook (2004).
  • An Overview of the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Category — Lorman Education Services (2004).
  • Maintaining a Priority Date in Family-Based Cases & a Preliminary Interpretation of the Child Status Protection Act — AILA South Florida 24th Annual Immigration Law Update (2003).
  • Family-Based Immigration — AILA South Florida 23rd Annual Immigration Law Update (2002).
  • The Three and Ten Year Bars — AILA South Florida 19th Annual Immigration Law Update (1998).

 

 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Waivers for Criminal Removal Grounds – Catholic Charities Legal Services Conference (2016).
  • Creative Strategies for Immigration Relief – AILA South Florida 36th Annual Immigration Law Update (2016).
  • Long Departure & Its Impact on Lawful Permanent Residence – AILA Latin America & Caribbean Chapter (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2015)
  • Relief from Removal and Waivers – AILA South Florida 36th Annual Immigration Law Update (2015).
  • Tips for Filing Successful 212(d)(3) Waivers – AILA Latin America & Caribbean Chapter Conference (Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2014).
  • Fundamentals of Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Petitions – AILA National Annual Conference (2014).
  • Developments in Crimmigration – AILA South Florida 35th Annual Immigration Law Update (2014).
  • Problematic Exclusion Grounds for the Latin American Client – AILA Latin America & Caribbean Chapter Conference (Bogota, Colombia – 2013).
  • Attaining U.S. Citizenship by Birth, Acquisition or Derivation – AILA National Annual Conference (2013).
  • Current Hot Issues in Basic Employment Based NIV Categories – Catholic Charities Legal Services Conference (2013)
  • Advanced Issues in Adjustment of Status — AILA South Florida 34th Annual Immigration Law Update (2013).
  • Litigating Business Cases in Federal Court — AILA South Florida 34th Annual Immigration Law Update (2013).
  • Causes of Action and Pre-Filing Considerations in Federal Litigation – AILA National CLE (2012).
  • Burdens of Proof and Persuasion: Who has Them and When do They Shift? – AILA South Florida 33rd Annual Immigration Law Update (2012).
  • The Wild Wild West: Employment-Based Immigration in Federal Court — AILA National Fall CLE (2011).
  • Determining Eligibility for Removal Relief and Bootstrapping Applications — AILA South Florida 32nd Annual Immigration Law Update (2011).
  • Dealing with Matter of Silva-Trevino: Categorical vs. Realistic Probability vs. Non-Elemental Fact — Catholic Charities Legal Services (2010).
  • Strategies for Dealing with the new Neufeld Memo on H visas and Advising on Employer Site Visits — Catholic Charities Legal Services (2010).
  • L-1 Visas – Dealing with the Difficult Issues — AILA South Florida 31st Annual Immigration Law Update  (2010).
  • You Want Me to File a PERM Application? OK, Here Is What You Need to Know — AILA National Annual Conference (2009).
  • Preparing and Presenting the Best Case in Immigration Court — Catholic Charities Legal Services (2009).
  • Applying for Relief from Removal — AILA South Florida 30th Annual Immigration Law Update (2009).
  • BIA and Federal Court Update: Strategies for Dealing with Bad Precedent in Business & Enforcement Immigration Law — AILA South Florida 29th Annual Immigration Law Update (2008).
  • PERM and Backlog Processing Where Are They Now? — AILA South Florida 28th Annual Immigration Law Update (2007).
  • Business Issues in Immigration — Business Immigration & Representing Your Client in Immigration Court Conference (2007).
  • Developments in Family-Based Immigration — AILA South Florida 27th Annual Immigration Law Update (2006).
  • Mock Naturalization Interview — AILA National Annual Conference (2006).
  • An Overview of the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Category — Lorman Business Immigration Law Conference (2005).
  • Family Based Immigration — AILA South Florida 25th Annual Immigration Law Update (2004).
  • Naturalization and Derivative Citizenship — AILA National Annual Conference (2004).
  • An Overview of the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Category — Lorman Business Immigration Law (2004).
  • Family Based Immigration & Child Status Protection Act — AILA South Florida 24th Annual Immigration Law Update (2003).
  • The Child Status Protection Act — AILA National Annual Conference (2003).
  • Family Petitions — AILA South Florida 23rd Annual Immigration Law Update (2002).
  • Dealing with the Texas Service Center & the Miami District Office — AILA South Florida 23rd Annual Immigration Law Update (2002).