Mr. Kuck is the Managing Partner of Kuck Immigration Partners LLC-The Immigration Law Firm, and oversees its nationwide immigration practice. His practice focuses on U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law and international migration matters. Mr. Kuck assists employers and employees with business and professional visas, labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation, and citizenship matters. Mr. Kuck also maintains an active Federal Court practice focusing on immigration issues. He has represented asylum seekers in more than 400 trials before the Immigration Courts. Mr. Kuck also advises employers on compliance procedures in verifying the work eligibility of all new employees as required under the I-9 employer sanctions provisions of the Federal Law and is a leader in training and compliance with programs on the E-Verify and IMAGE.
Mr. Kuck has written numerous articles on various U.S. immigration law subjects, has testified before Congress on immigration matters, and has spoken at various legal, industry, business, and civic organizations on a broad range of immigration topics. Since 1999, he has taught both the Introductory and Advanced Immigration Law Seminars at the University of Georgia’s School of Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law.
Mr. Kuck is the immediate past National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He has served on the National Executive Committee of AILA for seven years. Mr. Kuck is a Founding Fellow of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) and currently serves as its President. Mr. Kuck also serves on the International Board for the J. Rueben Clark Law Society, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Georgia Asylum Immigration Network (GAIN).
Mr. Kuck is listed in Who’s Who of International Corporate Immigration Attorneys, Chambers USA, Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global, The Worlds Leading Lawyers for Business, and in The Best Lawyers in America. His active federal litigation practice has resulted in seven precedent decisions published by the Federal District and Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Kuck is frequently quoted in the press, and has appeared on CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Democracy Now, CNBC, National Public Radio, as well as numerous radio stations and written publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The National Journal, The Miami Herald, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Mr. Kuck received his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University in 1986. He earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University Law School in 1989. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Arizona.
Ongoing: Musings on Immigration
April 9, 2012 GPB News "Immigration Bill Redux"
January 11, 2013 KPBS "Immigrant Driver’s Licenses A Hot Topic In New Mexico"
May 7, 2012 Atlanta Journal Constitution "Deportation cases halted, but illegal immigrants lives remain on hold"
January 6, 2012 NYT "Tweak in Rule to Ease a Path to Green Card"
December 29, 2011National Review "Bipartisanship in Immigration"
September 26, 2011 AJC "Immigrant student who sparked debate avoids a conviction"
September 19, 2011 timesfreepress.com "Two teens are back with their families thanks to change in deportation policy"
August 26, CNN.com/ CNN International "Immigration attorneys: U.S. deportation policy shift starting"
August 23, 2011 AJC "Feds release first illegal immigrants in Georgia"
July 28, 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek "Georgia Enlists Citizens to Battle Illegal Aliens"
July 19, 2011 Bloomberg "Georgia Panel Empowered for Immigration Crackdown"
June 14, 2011 CNN "Undocumented parents sweat out debate on immigration reform"
June 8, 2011 GPB News "Injunction Filed Against GA Immigration Law"
May 11, 2011 Universe "Utah Compact Gets Traction in Other States"
Feb 15, 2011 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Legal struggles continue for illegal immigrant student"
Feb 12, 2011 TechCrunch "How to Fix the Flawed Startup Visa Act"
Feb 7, 2011 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Your morning jolt: Rare agreement on the flaws of an illegal immigration bill"
Feb 4, 2011 WXIA "Big Crowd for Georgia Immigration Bill's First Hearing"
Jan 26, 2011 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Court challenge predicted for Arizona-style bill aimed at illegal immigration"
Jan 20, 2011 Miami Herald "Acquitted Haitian defendant in Liberty City Seven terror case is deported"
Dec 13, 2010 UPI "Immigration crackdown creates backlog"
Nov 15, 2010 Fox 5 Atlanta "Newsmaker: Georgia Immigration Reform"
Oct 14, 2010 Associated Press "Lawsuit challenges local immigration enforcement"
Oct 13, 2010 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Regents ban illegal immigrants from some Ga. colleges"