Stephen W. Yale-Loehr Professor of Immigration Law Practice
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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
116 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 254-8818
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Email: swy1@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Steve Yale-Loehr has practiced immigration law for over 30 years. He is co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure, the leading 21-volume treatise on U.S. immigration law. He also teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as Professor of Immigration Practice and is of counsel at Miller Mayer in Ithaca, New York. He also founded and was the original executive director of Invest In the USA, a trade association of EB-5 immigrant investor regional centers.

Mr. Yale-Loehr received his B.A. degree from Cornell University in 1977 and his J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School in 1981. He was editor-in-chief of the Cornell International Law Journal. After graduation, Mr. Yale-Loehr clerked for the chief judge of the Northern District of New York.

From 1982 to 1986 Mr. Yale-Loehr practiced international trade and immigration law at a large law firm in Washington, D.C. From 1986 to 1994 he was managing editor of Interpreter Releases and executive editor of Immigration Briefings, two leading immigration law publications.

Mr. Yale-Loehr is the coauthor or editor of many books, including Green Card Stories; America’s Challenge: Domestic Security, Civil Liberties and National Unity After September 11; Balancing Interests: Rethinking the Selection of Skilled Immigrants; Global Business Immigration Practice Guide; J Visa Guidebook; Understanding the Immigration Act of 1990; Understanding the 1986 Immigration Law, and numerous law review articles.

Mr. Yale-Loehr is a member of the New York bar and the U.S. Supreme Court. He chairs the asylum committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is also a founding member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, www.abil.com, a global consortium of top business immigration attorneys.

Mr. Yale-Loehr is annually listed in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and An International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the best immigration lawyers in the world. He is listed in Who’s Who in America. He is frequently quoted in the press on immigration issues and has often testified before Congress. He is the 2001 recipient of AILA’s Elmer Fried Award for excellence in teaching and the 2004 recipient of AILA’s Edith Lowenstein Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Congressional Testimony

Education

B.A., Cornell University 1977
J.D., Cornell Law School 1981

CURRICULUM VITAE

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