Steve Yale-Loehr has practiced immigration law for over 25 years. He is co-author of Immigration Law and Procedure, the leading multi-volume treatise on immigration law. He also teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as an adjunct professor, and is of counsel at Miller Mayer, LLP, in Ithaca, New York.
Mr. Yale-Loehr has been chair, co-chair, or a member of the EB-5 Investors Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 1996. He has spoken on EB-5 issues at various immigration conferences around the country. He also co-writes an annual EB-5 update article for the AILA annual conference handbook. He also founded the Invest In the USA (IIUSA) trade association to promote the EB-5 program and to liaise with the immigration agency. The IIUSA web site is at http://www.iiusa.org. He also testified at a July 2009 U.S. Senate hearing about the EB-5 program: http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=3998.
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 a federal judge.
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 co-author of many books, including America’s Challenge: Domestic Security, Civil Liberties and National Unity After September 11; Balancing Interests: Rethinking the Selection of Skilled Immigrants; J Visa Guidebook; Understanding the Immigration Act of 1990; and Understanding the 1986 Immigration Law, and numerous law review articles.
Mr. Yale-Loehr is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is vice-chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) business immigration committee.
Mr. Yale-Loehr is listed in Who’s Who in America and in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the best immigration lawyers in the world. He is the 2001 recipient of AILA’s Elmer Fried Award for excellence in teaching and the 2004 recipient of the AILA’s Edith Lowenstein Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law.