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Collection of online resources providing immigration law information & assistance, including laws, federal agencies, U.S., International, region- and subject-specific organizations, agencies, and institutes.
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Federal Legislation


  • Administrative Decisions
    The USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) has jurisdiction over the appeals from decisions on most immigration petitions and applications that are entered by USCIS regional service centers and district offices.
  • Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
    It provides a wide range of administrative, legal, financial, management, program, and information technology services to the federal courts.
  • Board of Immigration Appeals (Home)  
    The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws.
  • EOIR Immigration Court Listings  
    Executive Office of Immigration Review.
    Includes info about the courts. Lists courts by state in alphabetical order.
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)  
    To adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws.
  • Federal Rules
    Includes Federal Rules of Appellate, Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence.
  • OCAHO  
    Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer.
  • Office of Administrative Law Judges  
    About the office and contact information. Also includes immigration collection: Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and Office of Administrative Law Judges.
  • Office of Chief Immigration Judge  
    The Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (OCIJ) provides overall program direction, articulates policies and procedures, and establishes priorities for more than 230 immigration judges located in more than 55 immigration courts throughout the Nation.
  • Board of Immigration Appeals (Precedent Decisions)
    Precedent decisions" are administrative decisions of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and the Attorney General, which are selected and designated as precedent by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the BIA, and the Attorney General, respectively.
  • TRAC Immigration Court Backlog
    Pending Cases and Length of Wait in Immigration Courts. Pending cases by state, court, hearing location, and nationality. Free service from Syracuse University.
  • TRAC Immigration Court Outcomes
    Completed Cases and Completion Time in Immigration Courts. By state, hearing center, court location or nationality. Cases can be viewed by removals, voluntary departures, terminations (no grounds for removal), and relief granted.
  • TRAC Immigration Reports
    Contains information about immigration judges in the United States. Free service from Syracuse University
  • U.S. Sentencing Commission  
    The Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of government.
  • United States Supreme Court
    Includes Docket, Oral Arguments, Merits Briefs, Bar Admissions, Court Rules, Case Handling Guides, Opinions, Orders and Journals.
  • USCIS: Case Status Search
    Website allowing applicants to check the status of their case by inserting the assigned receipt number.

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The collection of resources in this guide is partially based on resources in Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook. 


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