This legal research guide features resources on immigration law in the United States. All websites are freely available to the public. For news about immigration law see our separate Legal News Sources guide. For resources available within the Law Library see our catalog.

I. Self-Help Resources for Immigrants

II. Federal Agencies and Legislation

III. Administrative Decisions

IV. Statistics

V. Non-Governmental Organizations

VI. Asylum and Refugee Law

 

I. Self-Help Resources for Immigrants

  • Visa Wizard - Online tool designed to help foreign citizens travelling to the United States determine what type of visa they need. From the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs. 

II. Federal Agencies and Legislation

Federal Agencies

  • U.S. Consuls - Websites of U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions abroad.

Federal Legislation and Regulations

 

III. Administrative Decisions

IV. Statistics

 

V. Non-Governmental Organizations

  • American Bar Association Commission on Immigration - Formed by the merger of the ABA Coordinating Committe on Immigration Law and  the Immigration Pro Bono Development and Bar Activation Project. Focused on ensuring due process rights for immigrants and refugees.
  • Immigration Lawyers Association - The national association of immigration lawyers. Provides access to news, cases and administrative materials. Databases and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes are available to members.

 

VI. Asylum and Refugee Law

  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) - Advocacy and refugee settlement organization. Services include financial literacy programs, cultural orientation, job placement, interpreting services and legal representation. 
    • Research and Reports - Includes research about refugees, resources for those serving refugees and handouts in multiple languages on topics like nutrition and domestic violence.

 

 

 


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Compiled by David Sanborne

Last updated November 2017