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Immigration Law Research : Current Awareness and Organizations

This research guide provides information on finding statutes, regulations, case law, treatises, texts, forms, and current awareness information on immigration law.

Current Awareness

Besides being a good practice in order to be a better lawyer, lawyers have an ethical duty to stay current on the legal fields in which they practice. Below are resources in immigration law that can help with staying current on immigration law.

BNA Bloomberg (Workplace Immigration Report) This resource produced bi-weekly by the Bureau of National Affairs highlights news and cases related to workplace immigration issues.

Blogs

ILW.COM BLOGS

Nolo's Immigration Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

Newsletters

Quick Navigation: Westlaw Home Page > Practice Areas > Immigration > Resources (Browse Immigration) [on right side at top] > Secondary Sources > Newsletters

CQ Roll Call Washington Immigration Briefing (Westlaw)

Immigration briefings (Westlaw) Immigration Briefings provides in-depth analysis of a timely immigration law topic each month.

The Hill: Immigration (Westlaw)

Westlaw Immigration Daily Briefing (Westlaw)

Interpreter Releases (Westlaw) Interpreter Releases provides weekly analysis of legislative, administrative, and judicial developments related to immigration law.

Immigration Business News & Comment  (Westlaw) This resource includes full text of articles from a semimonthly newsletter, Immigration Business News and Comment, edited by Austin T. Fragomen Jr. and Careen Shannon. 

Newspapers

ILW.COM This is a daily online newspaper that focuses on United States Immigration. ILW has produced CLEs and also published books.

Legal Employment in Immigration Law

The following resources provide lists of employment opportunities in immigration law.

AILA (Private sector jobs) Go to the Career Center from the AILA homepage. 

USA Jobs (U.S. Gov’t jobs only) You must create a profile to apply for jobs. To search for job openings you can select the agency and job type.

Immigration Advocates Network (non-profit jobs)

ABA Commission on Immigration

Organizations


Organizational websites are often good resources for finding information about your legal topic area. Many organizational websites contain resources or publications pages that have documents that maybe helpful to people searching for information on the topic. Additionally, these websites may have lists of current cases being litigated by the organization on the topic to which they are related.    

American Bar Association Commission on Immigration

The Commission directs the Association’s efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States. Guided by resolutions adopted by the ABA House of Delegates, the Commission works to coordinate and strengthen the ABA’s response to legal developments and to address the needs of immigrants and newcomers.

American Immigration Lawyers Association

The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

Immigration Advocates Network Resource Center

Immigration Advocates Network

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative effort of leading immigrants' rights organizations designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them. 

Immigration Legal Resource Center

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is a national non-profit resource center that provides legal trainings, educational materials, and advocacy to advance immigrant rights.

ASISTA

The purpose of ASISTA is to centralize assistance for advocates and attorneys facing complex legal problems in advocating for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

The National Immigration Project (NIPNLG) is a national non-profit that provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners, and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens.

Research Guides on Immigration Law

UCLA School of Law, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library

Immigration Law Research Guide

Georgetown Law Library

Immigration Law (U.S.) Research Guide

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