Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

U.S. Immigration Law Research Starting Points: News, Legal News & Immigration Policy Tracking Project

Guide created for Brooklyn Law School's Safe Harbor Project

General News

Current members of the BLS community can create individual $ NYTimes.com & $ FT.com accounts by following instructions at: https://guides.brooklaw.edu/news 

The New York Times topic: Immigration and Emigration

Financial Times topics: U.S. Immigration, Global Migration

$ Lexis+ > News

Politico & POLITICO (@politico) [Twitter]

Highly useful source to track recent Congressional developments re. immigration legislation.

Tracking Changes Made by the Current Presidential Administration

Immigration Policy Tracking Project, a project of Professor Lucas Guttentag.

This tracking project identifies Trump administration immigration policies & Biden administration acts "that affect or rescind Trump-era policies."  Provides multiple ways to identify recent developments, including: a link to Presidential Orders, the home screen section: Trump policies addressed by Biden administration & a keyword search box. 

Federal Register (M-F "daily journal" of the U.S. federal gov't.)

Tip to find recent Presidential documents: Use Search pull-down menu to access: Advanced Search.  Find keyword: immigration + Document Category: Presidential Document.  Then, check: Joe Biden.  Includes ability to print Federal Register documents in PDF.

White House > Briefing Room > Presidential Actions

$ Westlaw Edge > Presidential Documents

Legal News & Analysis

AILA law student membership includes access to: AILA8 (= daily immigration e-newsletter)

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Daily Immigration News Clips

American Immigration Lawyers Association, What’s Happening in Congress                   

$ Law360.com topic: Immigration (off-campus locations other than a BLS residence: requires implementation of BLS proxy server instructions)                                                                       

$ Law.com topic: Immigration Law (off-campus locations other than a BLS residence: requires implementation of BLS proxy server instructions)     

$ Lexis+ > Practice Center > Immigration

This Lexis+ Immigration Practice Center page features immigration news from Law.com topic: Immigration Law & from Bender's Immigration Daily Bulletin (instructions to receive notifications appear @ top right of Bender's Immigration Daily Bulletin home page).

Twice per month, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc. publishes Bender's Immigration Bulletin (which includes immigration news, case digests, regulations, other government documents & legal analysis of new developments).  From Lexis+ Immigration Practice Center menu item: All Secondary Sources, one can click title: Bender's Immigration Bulletin & click: "Create a Publication Alert." 

$ Westlaw Today > Practice Area > Immigration

$ Westlaw Edge > Practice Area > Immigration > Immigration Resources: Secondary Sources includes Interpreter Releases ("weekly analysis of legislative, administrative, and judicial developments related to immigration law"), Interpreter Releases Daily, Immigration Briefings ("in-depth analysis of a timely immigration law topic each month") & Fragomen Business Alerts (focus: business immigration law developments).

Tip: In $ Westlaw Edge source: Interpreter Releases, run a keyword search & click: icon of a bell to "Create WestClip Alert."       

Tip: Immigration practitioners also highlight key developments:

Immigration Lawyers Podcast (Immigration Lawyers Toolbox provides "[d]iscussions related to the Field and Practice of Immigration Law."  Podcasts include updates & interviews.)

Immigration Review ("[W]eekly [Monday] podcast of immigration case summaries and practice insights from your host, Kevin A. Gregg, a partner at the law firm Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.")   

McBean Immigration TV (LaToya McBean Pompey, Esq.discusses "the U.S. immigration system, news and changing policies.")

REDIRECT (Weekly podcast of immigration attorneys Matthew Archambeault, Esq. & Stephen Robbins, Esq. "to share unique perspectives on U.S. immigration policy and the practice of law.")