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U.S. Immigration Law Research Starting Points: Books

Guide created for Brooklyn Law School's Safe Harbor Project

Books

Safe Harbor Project office has print copies of selected books, including:

Asylum:

AILA's Asylum Primer: A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure

Essentials of Asylum Law (4th ed. 2018) by Immigrant Legal Resource Center staff attorneys

Law of Asylum in the United States (2020) by Deborah E. Anker

Refugees:

Forthcoming research handbook recommended to BLS Library for purchase: Research Handbook on International Refugee Law

Immigration:

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook (17th ed. 2020) 

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-born Defendants (8th ed. 2019)

Benefits of AILA law student membership (now FREE!) include online access (in $ AILALink) to many legal books published by AILA.  To view available books: Log in to $ AILALink & click button: Documents @ top of screen.  Click menu option: AILA Books.  To search AILA Books: click: $ AILALink icon (top left of screen) > click: "search AILALink" > filter search by category: AILA Books or click pull-down menu arrow (to the left of AILA Books) to view/search specific books.

These books include:

Asylum:

AILA's Asylum Primer: A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure (8th ed. 2019)

Immigration:

Essentials of Immigration Law (5th ed. 2020)

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook (17th ed. 2020)

Immigration, Special Topics:

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-born Defendants (8th ed. 2019)

Immigration Law and the Family (6th ed. 2020)

Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court (5th ed. 2020)

Representing Clients in Immigration Court (5th ed. 2018)

Provisional Waivers: A Practitioner’s Guide (3rd ed. 2020)

The Waivers Book (3rd ed. 2019)

Immigration, Toolboxes:

AILA's Immigration Forms Toolbox, 3rd Ed.: A Step-by-Step Guide with Sample Annotated Forms, Practice Pointers, and Checklists (2017)

AILA's Immigration Litigation Toolbox, 6th Ed.: Sample Motions, Briefs, and Memos for Immigration Court, BIA, AAO, DHS, DOL, and Federal Courts (2019)

AILA's Immigration Practice Toolbox, 6th Ed.: Questionnaires, Checklists, and Correspondence for Your Practice (2018)

AILA's Toolbox for Immigration Paralegals: Essential Immigration Law Concepts, Procedures, and Form Completion Tips for Paralegals (2020)

AILA’s U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Law Toolbox (2021)

$ Lexis+ > Practice Center > Immigration > Top Sources: All Secondary Sources includes:

Immigration:

Immigration Law and Procedure

Comprehensive treatise, updated "regularly."

$ Westlaw Edge > Practice Area > Immigration > Immigration Resources: Secondary Sources includes:

Asylum:

Asylum Case Law Sourcebook (Sept. 2020 update)

Subject-arranged federal court case abstracts re. asylum issues.  Abstracts link to texts of decisions.

Law of Asylum in the United States (2020) by Deborah E. Anker

Immigration:

Immigration Procedures Handbook (2020-21 ed.)

Aid to prepare immigration petitions, applications & forms.

Steel on Immigration Law (updated annually)

Immigration, Special Topics:

H-1 B Handbook (2020 ed.)

Immigration Employment Compliance Handbook (Aug. 2020 update)

Immigration Law and Business (Oct. 2020 update)

Immigration Law and Crimes (Winter 2020 update)

Immigration Law and Defense (Sept. 2020 update)

Immigration Law and the Family (June 2020 update)

Labor Certification Handbook (2020-21 ed.)

State Immigration Employment Compliance Handbook (Feb. 2021 update)

BLS Library provides additional print books and ebooks re. asylum law and immigration law.

Link to search BLS Library's SARA catalog

Tip for current BLS students, faculty & administrators to access selected ebooks in SARA catalog from off campus: Implement BLS proxy server instructions for 1 web browser, close/reopen this browser, use this browser to access ebooks in SARA catalog.

Subject search in SARA catalog: Asylum, right of (sorted by Publication.Copyright Date: Newest to Oldest)

Subject search in SARA catalog: Emigration and immigration law--United States (sorted by Publication/Copyright Date: Newest to Oldest)