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Immigration Law Display in the Library

Posted by Library Blog on 10/06/2017 at 10:50 AM

The New York Times Editorial Board stated that the “Migration Policy Institute reported in 2013 that the federal government spends more each year on immigration enforcement — through Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol — than on all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.” According to a 2013 article in an ABA publication, “[t]here are two types of immigration law practitioners. The first works with corporate legal and human resources departments to get work permits for their employees; the other represents foreign nationals on removal, exclusion, deportation, green cards, work visas, H-1Bs, E visas, and 'fixing' aliens who fall out of status.” No matter which type of immigration work interests you, the law library has resources for your research needs. 

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One of the best sites for immigration law resources is our library-created LawGuide on Immigration which was developed for the Immigration Clinic. This guide is bursting full of helpful information!

The guide features ailalink, created and maintained by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA),  one of the best immigration law databases. This database contains fully searchable resources essential for practicing immigration law including: Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook; more than 280 immigration forms; immigration-related statutes, regulations, and case law; agency correspondence and manuals, including the USCIS Adjudicator's Field Manual; AILA/government liaison minutes; and a wide selection of AILA publications beyond Kurzban. 

This month we are featuring a small display of immigration law materials in the library. The display in the library is a small selection of the resources we have on immigration at the library. We have books, e-books, databases, and other resources on this topic and we are excited to tell you about them.

And speaking of the New York Times, the Library also offers complimentary digital access to the New York Times for faculty and students! Sign up while on campus with the following steps and enjoy!

NOTE: You must renew the account annually, so be sure to add the expiration date to your calendar!
Stop by and see the librarians to discuss your immigration-related research needs (or any of your other research needs, too)!
NOTE: You must renew the account annually, so be sure to add the expiration date to your calendar!
Be sure to stop by and see the librarians to discuss your immigration law research needs.