Updated June 20, 2014.
Prepared by Leslie Street and Carissa Vogel, law librarianship interns (2008); updated by Mary Whisner (2009).
This research guide provides an overview of immigration law materials: general and secondary sources on immigration law as well as major laws, regulations, cases, and administrative decisions and material. For tips on researching asylum cases see Asylum Research.
For a good overview of the structure of immigration law regulation and enforcement, see Chapter 8 “Immigration Law” by Lourdes Fuentes and Ann Hemmens in Specialized Legal Research (Penny Hazelton, ed.). KF240.S63 1987 at Reference Area
Immigration Law and Procedure.
Multi-volume treatise by Gordon, Mailman, and Yale-Loehr.
KF4819.G6 at Reference Area & LexisNexis.
Bender's Immigration and Nationality Act Service.
KF4806.54.M38 1999 at Reference Area & LexisNexis
Immigration Law and Defense, Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.
KF8925.E4 N37 1988 at Reference Area
Immigration Law and the Family.
KF4819.I36 1995 at Reference Area
Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law and Practice.
KF4819.F725 1996 at Reference Area & LexisNexis
Immigration Law and Crimes (under the auspices of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild).
KF4819.I472 1984 at Reference Area & Westlaw: IMLC
Immigration Law Service, 2d.
Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourebook: A Comprehensive Outline and Reference Tool.
KF4819.3.K87 2008 at Reference Area
Steel on Immigration Law, 2d ed.
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For other books in the Gallagher Law Library, search the Library catalog by these subjects:
Two specialized law reviews focus on immigration issues:
Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
Immigration Nationality Law Review. HeinOnline: Law Journal Library
To find other law review articles, search LegalTrac.
Lourdes Fuentes & Ann Hemmens, Immigration Law, in
Specialized Legal Research (ch. 8) (Penny Hazelton, ed.).
KF240.S63 1987 at Reference Area
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Code of Federal Regulations. GPOAccess
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Federal Immigration Administrative Decisions, combined filesBoard of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA)
Foreign Affairs Manual: Used by consular officers worldwide in making visa determinations
U.S. State Department, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Includes reports about human rights issues by country and useful in determining country conditions for asylum claims.
Visa Bulletin: Useful for determining wait times for visa backlogs.
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Federal Administrative Materials
Interpreter Releases. Weekly.
KF4800.A15 I57 at Reference Area & Westlaw: FIM-BIAPRAC
Bender's Immigration Bulletin. Published two times per month.
Immigration Law Today. American Immigration Lawyers Association;
KF4802 .A54 at Reference Area & Westlaw: IM-CURRENT
Bender's Immigration Bulletin Daily Edition (free on web)
More immigration law blogs:
For information about researching legislative materials, see the Federal Legislative History guide.
News from assorted journals, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, transcripts, and wire services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Parent agency that oversees the three major immigration agencies.
U.S. Department of
Maintains O*Net Online, that includes occupational descriptions needed for certain types of immigration petitions and links to statutes and regulations on labor certification and immigration.
Syracuse University, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) reports on immigration: Covers aggravated felonies and deportation, border protection, criminal convictions and prosecutions, criminal enforcement, DHS enforcement priorities, the immigration courts, immigration inspections, and related topics.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Statistics, includes individual statistical reports and the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (1996-date). JV6461.S8 at Classified Stacks
National Conference of State Legislatures, Immigrant Policy