Useful Links

We have found the following to be helpful sites for gathering information and making contacts for immigration issues and cases. If you know of an additional useful site for immigration law or policy that you think we should list for everyone, please notify us of the URL and your comments about it by e-mail to immigration@bakerdonelson.com.

Federal Agencies

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Department of State (DOS)

Travel & Business
Foreign Affairs Manual

Department of Labor (DOL)

Foreign Labor Certification
Contacts and State Workforce Agencies
OALJ Law Library

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR)
Immigration Court Practice Manual
Office of Special Counsel
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
FBI Criminal Justice Information Services
Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator

Department of Treasury

International Taxpayer Information
Office of Foreign Assets Control: sanctions against Iran, Iraq, Libya, etc.

Other

Social Security Administration: Immigration
National Center for Health Statistics: Where to write for Vital Records
CIA World Fact Book

Asylum Resources

DOS’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (choose Human Rights or International Religious Freedom)
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International: HURIDOCS
Asylumlaw.org
UNHCR Refworld

Health Care Case Resources

Credentialing Agencies:
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
Foreign Credentialling Commission on Physical Therapy
Health Professional Shortage Areas

General Federal Resources

Government Printing Office: Access
Federal Register etc.
USA.gov
U.S. Courts
THOMAS: tracking federal legislation, and links to other federal and state Library of Congress resources/links

Immigration Policy

The Urban Institute: search for “immigration”
RAND: search for “immigration”
The National Immigration Forum: pro-immigration
Center for Immigration Studies: for controlled immigration
National Conference of State Legislatures: State and Local Coalition materials on immigration and welfare reform
Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR): extremely anti-immigration

Associations

American Immigration Lawyers Association
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
ILW

Consult with us for assistance with a case.