Immigration law relates to the attainment of citizenship and temporary or permanent relocation of individuals from one country to another. Immigration spans a wide range of legal issues, practice settings, and geographic locations. Many lawyers in immigration law are engaged in direct service work helping clients go through the right steps in obtaining the legal right to work or stay in the United States. Others work with the government on enforcement of immigration laws. Immigration lawyers work in non-profit organizations, private immigration law firms, or federal, state or local government agencies.
- ABA Commission on Immigration is a great starting point for information on immigration advocacy.
- National Lawyers Guild National Immigration Project is a national organization that provides legal and technical support to immigrant communities, legal practitioners, and all advocates seeking to advance the rights of noncitizens.
- The American Immigration Council website provides comprehensive information and technical support for immigration lawyers.See especially AIC legal programs, including the Immigration Policy Center and the Legal Action Center.
- Harvard Law, Serving Immigrants and Refugees: A Guide to Careers in the Law contains descriptions on different practice settings within immigration law along with narratives and a list of organizations focused on immigration law.
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center offers trainings, webinars, publications and other resources for students and practitioners interested in immigration law.
- Immigration Advocates Network provides comprehensive resources for advocates and service providers.
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide.