April 03, 2019

Resources

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (www.aila.org): If your practice involves any immigration work at all, membership in this group is worthwhile.
  • Board of Immigration Appeals (www.justice.gov/eoir/biainfo.htm): This website from the U.S. Department of Justice contains precedent decisions as well as a practice manual.
  • Bureau of Consular Affairs (www.travel.state.gov): Find visa types, preference categories, processing times, numerical limits, and the Foreign Affairs Manual on this U.S. Department of State website.
  • Immigrant Defense Project (www.immigrantdefenseproject.org): Formerly an initiative of the New York State Defender’s Association, the IDP defends the legal, constitutional, and human rights of immigrants facing criminal charges; the website is an amazing resource with practical tips and guidance.
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center (www.ilrc.org): The ILRC website offers policy updates, newsletters on recent developments, and practical assistance on immigration issues.
  • Law Offices of Norton Tooby (www.criminalandimmigrationlaw.com): The immigration law resources on this firm’s website are available for free.
  • National Immigration Project (www.nationalimmigrationproject.org): The website for this project of the National Lawyers Guild has a wealth of information and resources.
  • Office of Defender Services (www.fd.org): This website contains excellent practical advice on defending non-citizens in criminal cases and has a very useful paper on post-Padilla criminal practice.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (www.uscis.gov): Access all petitions and applications for free, as well as the text of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
  • U.S. Code (www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode): Access the U.S. Code on this page of the Government Printing Office website.
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (www.ice.gov): The website of the investigative agency for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security contains the Online Detainee Locator System, which allows you to search for a client detained by ICE, as well as the Freedom of Information Act Reading Room.
  • NAFTAClaims (www.naftaclaims.com): A website with information on all reported investor-state NAFTA disputes, including legal documents.
  • NAFTA Research Guide by Duke Law (www.law.duke.edu/lib/researchguides/nafta): A good website with links to the text of the agreement, background information, dispute resolution, legislation and legislative history, and Internet sources.
  • NAFTA Resources at the University of Texas at Austin (http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/mexico/nafta/index.html): This site includes documents and publications as well as academic and trade resources.
  • NAFTA Secretariat (www.nafta-sec-alena.org): The official web page of the Secretariat of NAFTA, which administers the mechanisms specified under NAFTA to resolve trade disputes among national industries and/or governments of the free trade area.
  • Understanding NAFTA (www.naftaworks.org): A website in plain English explaining NAFTA, its benefits and downsides, and pending issues.
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