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Administrative Law Research: Immigration Concentration Class Site

Current Awareness Publications

There are many current awareness publications that lawyers, industry folk, advocacy groups and others read to keep up-to-date with immigration legislative and regulatory developments. Some are free and some require subscriptions.

If you are unfamiliar with the publications available, you can always look on an immigration law legal research guide for ideas. The Georgetown Immigration Law Research Guide suggests the following sources:

Blogs and Websites

There are a variety of lawyers, organizations, advocacy groups, etc. with websites/blogs dedicated to keeping others up-to-date on developments in immigration law.

Here are a few examples:

Blog: Think Immigration

Blog of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

ImmigrationProf Blog

Written by a group of immigration law professors.

Immigration Advocates Network

News from Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) which is dedicated to expanding access to immigration legal resources and information through collaboration and technology.

Alerts

Many immigration websites and commercial services allow readers to set up email alerts to receive notifications about new developments.

Below are a few examples:

USCIS Alerts

You can sign up on the USCIS site to receive news alert emails.

federalregister.gov My Subscriptions notifications

You can sign up on an agency page like USCIS to receive email notifications when the agency published new documents (proposed regulations, agency notices, final regulations, etc.)

Westlaw Westclip Alerts

You can set up an alert search on a specific topic in a Westlaw database to periodically receive an email with your search results.

Current Awareness Publications

There are many current awareness publications that lawyers, industry folk, advocacy groups and others read to keep up-to-date with immigration legislative and regulatory developments. Some are free and some require subscriptions.

Interpreter Releases (available on Westlaw)

  • Weekly analysis of legislative, administrative, and judicial developments related to immigration law.

American Immigration Council: Practice Advisories (available from American Immigration Council website)

  • Advisories for practitioners on various immigration law issues

Immigration Briefings (available from Westlaw

  • Provides in-depth analysis of a timely immigration law topic each month.

Interpreter Releases (available from Westlaw)

  • Provides weekly analysis of legislative, administrative, and judicial developments related to immigration law.

Blogs and Websites

There are a variety of lawyers, organizations, advocacy groups, etc. with websites/blogs dedicated to keeping others up-to-date on developments in immigration law.

Here are a few examples:

Blog: Think Immigration

Blog of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

ImmigrationProf Blog

Written by a group of immigration law professors.

Immigration Advocates Network

News from Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) which is dedicated to expanding access to immigration legal resources and information through collaboration and technology.