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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 $ & $ accounts by following instructions at: 

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                   

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

$ 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 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.")