Click on any of the following links can be helpful in obtaining additional information regarding immigration to the United States or doing research about U.S. immigration law:


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), is in charge with administering the immigration and nationality laws of the United States. Its official website contains all the latest news and information regarding immigration, including online Processing Dates and Case Status Updates.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (US DHS), which oversees the administration of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, strives to preserve freedom and secure America and its borders by preventing and deterring terrorist attacks and protecting against and responding to threats and hazards to the nation.


The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) oversees the administration of all the U.S. Immigration Courts nationwide. Its official website provides detailed organizational information, contact information, and the local operating procedures for each of the more than 50 U.S. Immigration Courts.


The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the largest investigative arm of the US DHS, is in charge of securing the nation's air, land, and sea borders. One of its five (5) law enforcement divisions include the Office of Enforcement and Removal (ERO) (formerly INS’ Detention and Deportation), which manages aliens while in custody waiting for their cases to be processed, and removes unauthorized aliens from the U.S. when ordered.


The U.S. Department of State maintains control over the issuance of all U.S. passports and Permanent Resident Cards, and oversees the operation of the more than 200 U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide, providing support and assistance to U.S. citizens, as well as prospective visitors and immigrants. Its official website provides Country Travel Warnings, Contact Information for every U.S. Embassy and Consulate worldwide, as well as its monthly Visa Bulletin for those waiting for their Permanent Resident Cards to become available.


The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a nonprofit national association of over 10,000 attorneys and law professors, which provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 35 chapters and over 50 national committees.

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