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Featured Resource: AILALink
AILALink is a resource for immigration law research, providing access to primary law materials (immigration statutes, regulations, court and administrative decisions, memos, cables, minutes), government manuals, forms, AILA periodicals, and books such as Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook, Essentials of Immigration Law, Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law, AILA’s Asylum Primer, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Practice Manual, Representing Clients in Immigration Court, and the Consular Practice Handbook.
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Select Online Immigration Law Treatises
Immigration Employment Compliance Handbook (Westlaw)
Guide for employers on complying with federal employment eligibility and discrimination requirements under the IRCA and other federal legislation and regulations in the areas of employment discrimination and employer sanctions.
Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law and Practice (PLI)
Explains and analyzes the basic structure of immigration law, and its legal standards and procedures. A table of cases and a collection of forms used by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are included in the appendices with annotations.
Immigration Law and Business (Westlaw)
Provides a comprehensive analysis of immigration law and procedures. Topics covered include nonimmigrant visas for business visitors and temporary workers, labor certifications for permanent and temporary workers, permanent resident status for employment-based immigrants and investors, worksite enforcement and fraud investigations under IRCA and other programs, and tax rules for non-citizens.
Immigration Law and Crimes (Westlaw)
Analyzes immigration law issues which relate to the impact of criminal activity on the status of the foreign-born. The treatise discusses specific aspects of criminal law and post-conviction procedures, to the extent that each intersects with relevant immigration laws or has a bearing on the representation of the noncitizen client. a number of appendices are provided for convenient reference of the practitioner. Included in the appendices are selected statutes, forms and pleadings, and practice advisories.
Immigration Law and Defense (Westlaw)
Presents the major aspects of immigration law in the order of the progression of a typical immigration case. Among the topics discussed are the procedure for adjustment of status, the grounds for exclusion and deportability, and the various defenses to them. The treatise includes chapters on administrative and judicial appeals, petition for review before the United States Court of Appeals, and writs of habeas corpus.
Immigration Law and Procedure (Lexis Advance)
Comprehensive and authoritative multi-volume treatise on all aspects of immigration law by Charles Gordon; Stanley Mailman; Stephen Yale-Loehr; Ronald Y. Wada.
Immigration Law and the Family (Westlaw)
This practice guide describes the process for filing and documenting a visa petition to acquire legal status through a family relationship. Special aspects of family immigration are covered, such as revoking approvals of visa petitions and rescinding permanent resident status; retaining priority dates for visa petitions despite a change in the circumstances of the petitioner; petitioning for an adopted child or an orphan; and gaining legal status for widows, widowers and fiances of United States citizens, derivative beneficiaries, and other special categories of family members.
Immigration Law Service, 2d (Westlaw)
Includes current analysis of immigration law and copies of primary documents.
Steel on Immigration Law (Westlaw)
In-depth analyses of the law and procedures in cases arising under immigration laws.
Immigration-Focused Online Resources
Bloomberg Labor & Employment Practice Center: In Focus: Immigration
Links to employer guidance, immigration news, etc. Bloomberg Law login required.
Lexis Immigration Practice Area
Immigration-related cases, statutes, regulations, administrative materials, secondary sources, and news.
Practical Law Connect: Immigration (Westlaw)
Practical guidance and checklists related to employment and immigration.
Westlaw Immigration Law Practice Area
Immigration-related resources, including cases, statues, regulations, agency materials, secondary sources, news, and more.