and Naturalization Service (“INS”)
website is a good starting point for the immigration researcher, providing
forms, decision, reports, regulations, statistics, and manuals. The latest
news and developments from the agency can be accessed from the “Hot Topics”
column. Under the “Laws, Regulations and Guides” section, a copy of the
Immigration and Nationality Act, and public laws that have amended the
act, can be located. Immigration-related C.F.R. sections are available
and include historical notes and hyperlinks to other sections within the
document and also to the Federal Register. A nice tool provided
is the “INS Federal Register Publications” link where INS regulatory activity
is organized year by year.
Immigration Law Subject Guide
Immigration Law subject guide is edited by a former Law School faculty
member, Gabriel Chin -- presently at the University of Cincinnati College
of Law. From the JURIST homepage, click on “Law Guides” and select “Immigration
Law.” There are many helpful links to current awareness material, books,
course pages, legislation, cases, and associations. Immigration-related
law reviews on the Internet are listed, along with a selection of the
“Best of the Web,” and e-mail lists on immigration.
of the Census
statistical resources on immigration to the United States, the Census
Bureau website is an excellent resource. The Census Bureau’s “Foreign-Born
Population” page outlines the three sources of data gathered by the agency.
The data sources are: (1) “Current Population Survey for Foreign Born
Population, which includes data on the characteristics of natives and
the foreign-born population; (2) Estimates and Projections of Population
Movement; and (3) Information from the 1980 and 1990 Census.
Information Institute – Immigration Law
Information Institute in conjunction with Cornell Law School provides
an overview of the topic of immigration law. An array of primary materials
is included: relevant constitutional provisions, federal statutes and
regulations, judicial decisions, human rights treaties, and links to key
Internet resources on the subject of immigration
Immigration Law Forum
mission is to build support for public policies that welcome immigrants
to the United States. A “Current Immigration Issues” section provides
articles discussing current awareness topics; “Immigration Facts” supplies
documents that describe immigration issues, such as social services, benefits,
impact on the economy, and language difficulties;and “Publications and
Resources” list web links to organizations that work with immigrants.