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Immigration Law Research Guide


Immigration law broadly refers to national government policies on matters of citizenship and the legal status of people in the realm of immigration and deportation. Often immigration law in a country is regulated by international law, but countries can maintain strict or lenient laws on the right of entry and internal rights. In addition, countries have a process of naturalization where immigrants may become citizens. 

In the United States, persons seeking citizenship must undergo an administrative process termed naturalization. The agency that oversees this lawful process is the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Indeed, USCIS provides accurate and useful information to persons seeking naturalization, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.

This guide is designed to help researchers find Immigration Law resources in the Barclay Law Library. The emphasis is on basic print and electronic resources that are available in the library or on the Internet. Please note that access to Westlaw and Lexis require an authorized password. Please ask a law librarian for access to alternative resources.

Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • Overview of U.S. Immigration System and Services
  • Information on Naturalization and Green Cards
  • Other helpful resources

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