Due to weather conditions, all classes at Cardozo Law at 4 p.m. and later on March 5, 2015 are canceled.
The library is open until 9 p.m. The BMI Moot Court Competition is still taking place.
Federal Immigration Agencies (U.S.)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Immigration functions were transferred from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) which was part of the Department of Justice to three agencies in the DHS. Both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are responsible for immigration enforcement. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) replaced the INS in 2003 and handles immigration services.
Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
While the Department of Justice no longer runs the INS, the DOJ retains its adjudicative role in immigration through the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The EOIR is comprised of three units:
Other Related Federal Agencies
Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1952 (codified in Title 8 of the United States Code)
The most significant amendments include:
To find pending immigration legislation search congress.gov.
Besides Immigration and Nationality Act found in Title 8 of the United States Code, the most important primary source materials are regulations published by government agencies involved in immigration.
Depending on the benefit applied for, most administrative appeals in the immigration area are heard by one of a number of appellate bodies situated within the DOJ, DHS, DOS, DOL or the US Information Agency. Appellate authority over immigration decisions made within the DOJ is primarily divided between the AAO and the BIA.
Judicial review, either before a U.S. district court or a U.S. court of appeals is available upon exhaustion of all administrative remedies before either the AAO or the BIA.
The BIA renders the final administrative decision with regard to all matters relating to removal proceedings, including eligibility for relief from removal, detention, parole and bond determinations, and most family-sponsored immigrant cases.
Treatises & Practice Materials
For additional books on immigration law, search BEN, the Cardozo Law Library Catalog. Some suggested subject headings:
Lynch & Simon, Immigration the World Over: Statutes, Policies, and Practices. Lanham, Md.: Rowan & Littlefield, 2003. (K3275 .L96 2003)
News / Periodicals
Additionally, many articles are available from full-text sources such as LexisNexis (ALLUS), Westlaw (JLR), and HeinOnline. Additional articles can be identified with periodical indexes:
Government Publications & Guides