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Ari J. Sauer

Immigration Lawyer - Memphis, Tennessee
Phone: 901-682-6455

Toll-Free: 800-343-4890

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Ari J. Sauer represents corporate and individual clients in all areas of U.S. immigration law.  Mr. Sauer assists businesses to obtain visas, permanent residence and citizenship for their employees and their families. Mr. Sauer also assists U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents with sponsoring their family members for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, as well as assisting individuals to become US citizens. 

Mr. Sauer is the Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Mid South Chapter, which includes the states of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Louisiana. He has served as a member of AILA's national Board of Governors since 2011.  He regularly speaks about immigration law for AILA and the Federal Bar Association and has contributed a number of articles on immigration publications. 

Mr. Sauer regularly answers questions on immigration law in his blog, The Immigration Answer Man


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Professional Accomplishments 


J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York
B.A. in Business Management, Sy Syms School of Business, Yeshiva University, New York 

Bar Admissions 

New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 


“Completing Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker.” Forms & Fundamentals, 2012-13 edition

“Social Media Poses New Ethical Minefield” AILA Immigration Practice News, 2011

"Complex Issues in Time Periods, Dates, and Filing Deadlines." Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, 2009-2010.

“Traveling on an H-1B Visa While Petition or Application is Pending” The H-1B Book, 2008-2009 Edition. ILW.COM, 2008.

“Second Chances: The CSS and LULAC/Newman Legalization Settlements.” AILA Dispatch, June 2004.

“Overcoming the Bar: Waivers of Inadmissibility.” AILA Dispatch, April 2004.

“The Child Status Protection Act.” AILA Dispatch, January 2004.



"Developments Regarding Lawful Status & Unlawful Presence" 2012 AILA Joint Mid South / Texas Chapter Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2012


“ABCs of Immigration Law for Newer Practitioners: General Overview.” AILA Webinar. July 2012

“Completing Forms ETA-9141, ETA-9089, and I-140: A Practical Workshop.” 2012 AILA National Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2012

“Immigration Law Research Tips from the Experts” 2012 AILA National Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2012

“Immigration Consequences of Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring.” AILA Taste of Nashville Series, Nashville, TN, June 2012

“CSPA & Child Citizenship Act of 2000.” 9th Annual Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TN, May 2012

“Social Media Ethics for Lawyers.” AILA Ethics Podcast Library. January 2012

“The Child Status Protection Act and The Child Citizenship Act of 2000." 8th Annual FBA Immigration Law Seminar, Memphis, TN, May 2011.

“Consular Processing Tips for Experts: Immigrant Visa Processing." Teleconference. June 2010

“Adjustment of Status: Mock Interviews." AILA Mid South Chapter Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 2010

"ABC's of Immigration Law for Newer Practitioners." AILA Webinar, 2009

“Dates and Filing Deadlines.” 2009 AILA National Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. June 3-6, 2009.

“ABC’s of Immigration Law for Newer Practitioners.” AILA Web Seminar. January 6, 2009.

“Alternatives to the H-1B Visa.” AILA Mid South Chapter Conference. New Orleans, LA. November 2008.

“The 3-Year, 10-Year, and Permanent Bar for Unlawful Presence.” AILA Webinar, July 2008.

“Child Status Protection Act Roundtable.” 2008 AILA National Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada. June 25-28, 2008.

“Child Status Protection Act and Adoption Issues.” Annual Immigration Seminar for the Mid-South Chapter of the FBA. Memphis, TN, May 2008.

“Unlawful Presence: Should I Stay or Should I Go?” AILA Mid-South Fall Chapter Conference, Louisville, KY. Nov. 2007.

“Child Status Protection Act: A Great Gift- But Only If You Can Open It.” AILA Webinar, September 2007.

“Child Status Protection Act.” 2007 AILA National Annual Conference. Orlando, FL. June 2007.

“Preparing for an Interview on Adjustment of Status or Naturalization before USCIS in Memphis & Louisville.” 2007 Annual Immigration Seminar for the Mid-South Chapter of the FBA. Memphis, TN. May 2007.

“Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Cases, Child Status Protection Act, & Child Citizenship Act of 2000.” 2007 Annual Immigration Seminar for the Mid-South Chapter of the FBA. Memphis, TN. 2007.

“Adjustment of Status vs. Consular Processing.” 2006 AILA Mid-South Fall Chapter Conference. New Orleans, LA. November 2006.

“Child Status Protection Act and Adoption Issues.” 2006 Annual Immigration Seminar for the Mid South Chapter of the FBA. Memphis, TN. May 2006.

“Family Based Immigration.” Tennessee Bar Association. Memphis, TN. March 2006.

Articles about Ari Sauer 


"New immigration program causes confusion in Memphis" The Commercial Appeal, August 15, 2012,

 “Interview With Ari Sauer.”  AILA Law Student E-News.  Vol. 1, Issue 3.  Oct. 29, 2008.  Reprinted by Cardozo Law School at


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