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Immigration Law: Immigration Law

Finding Federal Immigration Statutes & Regulations

United States Code
The entire U.S. Code (U.S.C.) of which Title 8 is of particular interest, but immigration issues also appear in other places such as Title 18 (Crime) or Title 22 (Foreign Relations)

  • Immigration & Nationality Act (Part of Title 8)
    Link to the Act on the U.S.C.I.S. web page. This version shows the section numbers within the Act itself with cross-references to the placement in the U.S.C.

 

Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)
The entire Code of Federal Regulations of which 8 C.F.R. probably concentrates the most immigration regulation.

  • Title 8 - Aliens (Immigration Regulations)
    Link to Regulations on U.S.C.I.S. page. Other links on the page can lead to immigration regulations in other Titles (6 & 22 for example), but the majority of them are here.
  • Historical C.F.R. back to 1996
    Electronic copies of past C.F.R.s to look up previous regulations in force.

 

Federal Register Announcements

Finding Federal Immigration Cases

Finding Federal Immigration Administrative Decisions

Agency Web Pages

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

U.S. Department of Justice

  • Departamento de Justicia (D.O.J. - Spanish)
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review
    Oversees immigration actions, appeals, & decisions. More specific links to appeals and decisions may be found elsewhere in this guide.

 

U.S. Department of State 

 

U.S. Department of Labor

 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Forms

Immigration Resources - Internet

NOTE:  Given the rapidly changing environment around immigration issues, online resources like these may offer the most current information.

Immigration Resources - Print

NOTE:  Immigration law is rapidly changing, especially recently.  A number of these resources, while the most current available, were still printed several years ago.  Pay attention to the publication dates, because the law may have changed since.  Continuously updated electronic resources will likely be most current.

Country Information for Asylum Cases

Asylum cases require information about the conditions in countries from which asylum is sought.  The following links provide some sources for that kind of information.

 

U.S. GOVERNMENT SOURCES:

 

PRIVATE SOURCES:

Business Immigration

Court Rules & Self-Help Information

South Carolina Resources
NOTE: The following resources are simply from South Carolinian sources and should not necessarily be interpreted to apply a more relevant body of law for South Carolinians.

Your Local Library

Your local public, technical college, or university library may have the South Carolina Code Annotated in print and books on legal topics.  

Some public libraries in South Carolina provide its patrons with access to Westlaw. Check with your college or university for access to NexisUni. Both electronic databases allow you to search state and federal laws and read about specific topics in legal encyclopedias and journals.