Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell
Weissbrodt, David S.
This nutshell is a compact explanation of immigration law. It begins with an overview of the history of U.S. immigration law and policy and covers the source and scope of the federal power to regulate immigration, the administrative structure of immigration law, and the Congressional role in the immigration process. It also addresses immigrants, nonimmigrant visitors and temporary workers, nonimmigrant students, and grounds for inadmissibility and removal.
Law Study Skills Collection, KF4819.3 .W4 2011
Immigration Pleading and Practice Manual
Gallagher, Anna M.
This manual contains motions, notices, and applications frequently required in immigration practice. It is supplemented annually.
Law Treatises, KF4819 .G35 2006
Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security’s mission is to ensure the safety and security of the nation.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) This website has information about services and benefits, laws and regulations, and immigration forms.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) The Immigration and Customs Enforcement website provides information about illegal immigration enforcement news. The site also describes the mission of ICE as well as various ICE programs designed to implement the many federal statutes enacted to help protect national security and public safety.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) The primary mission of Customs and Border Protection is to keep terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for enforcing U.S. trade laws and facilitating international travel. The website offers contact information for Customs and Border Control, answers to frequently asked questions, forms, and CBP news.
Department of Justice (DOJ):
The DOJ, headed by the Attorney General, controls federal law enforcement and handles the legal business of the United States. The Attorney General represents the United States in legal matters generally and gives advice and opinions to the President and to the heads of the executive departments of the Government when so requested.
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) The Executive Office for Immigration Review adjudicates immigration cases through immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. The main EOIR webpage has links to immigration courts nationwide and to the Immigration Court Practice Manual. It provides information about immigration from the court’s point of view.
Department of State
The Department of State is responsible for issuing visas. It publishes the Foreign Affairs Manual, which contains information on citizenship and nationality (Volume 7) and interpretations and instructions on provisions for issuing visas and waivers (Volume 9).
Visa Information Center The Visa Information center handles visa requests from abroad. The website provides information about visa types and eligibility, visa application forms, and a directory of U.S. embassy locations around the world.
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provides aid for refugees and victims of conflict around the world. The website offers information about the Bureau’s work on behalf of refugees, funding opportunities, and how to contact the Bureau.
Department of Labor
The Department of Labor enforces all of the labor laws in the country through various administrative courts. In order to hire foreign workers, U.S. employers must go through a process called "labor certification" with the Department of Labor. The DOL website offers an electronic system for filing labor certification applications, official forms relating to employment-based immigration, and pertinent regulations.
Office of Foreign Labor Certification The Office of Foreign Labor Certification website provides hiring information for employers and foreign workers, and overviews of foreign labor policies and regulations, and downloadable foreign labor certification forms.
Office of Compliance Assistance Policy The Office of Compliance Assistance Policy website provides information on the federal employment laws. Also included is specific information about the Immigration and Nationality Act and resources on how to comply with the federal employment laws as a non-citizen.
The Congressional Budget Office The Congressional Budget Office provides information, links and reports on the impact and nature of immigration on the US economy and workforce.
U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau provides statistics on immigration and emigration through its International Migration Main page.
Department of Homeland Security Immigration Statistics
This Department of Homeland Security website provides access to the Department's Yearbook of Immigration Statistics as well as news releases, reports, and other data.
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