Immigration Resources

General Resources

http://www.usdoj.gov/ins/index.aspxlNew Window
Welcome to the Immigration Services and Benefits Home Page. This page provides information on the services provided by USCIS to applicants, petitioners, authorized representatives, community-based organizations, and the general public. Included among the immigration benefits the USCIS oversees are: citizenship, lawful permanent residency, family- and employment-related immigration, employment authorization, inter-country adoptions, asylum and refugee status, replacement immigration documents, and foreign student authorization.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/immigration/New Window
Information about President Bush's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Policies.

http://www.theodora.com/immigration_usa_forms.aspxlNew Window
List of immigration forms.

http://www.usagc.org/step1.aspx?afk=gene02engNew Window
Green Card Lottery Application Site.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/govinfo/federal/gov_lNew Window
The UC Berkeley Library's collection of United States government documents is one of the most comprehensive in the United States. The Library has been a depository for publications of the federal government since 1884 but the collection dates back to the founding of the nation. Currently, the Library selects over 80 percent of the materials offered to depositories. The collection includes Congressional hearings, Presidential papers, Census materials, Statistical reports, and the journals and reports published by many federal agencies. The Library is one of several hundred Federal Depository Libraries across the United States.

http://www.rhpl.org/research/information-by-topic/326-immigrant-resources/New Window
Site Includes sections such as: Citizenship Test, Living in the U.S.A, and Immigration Law and News.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscisNew Window
USCIS is committed to helping immigrants successfully integrate into American civic culture. Through the landmark publication Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants, USCIS offers a comprehensive guide containing practical information to help immigrants settle into everyday life in the United States, as well as basic civics information that introduces new immigrants to the U.S. system of government. Welcome to the United States is available online in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Portuguese, French, and Haitian Creole. Each translation is available electronically in Adobe PDF format.

http://www.cis.org/New Window
The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. It is the Center's mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest. The Center is animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted.

http://travel.state.gov/visaNew Window
Welcome to this official United States visa information source. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. Visas for foreign citizens to travel to the U.S.

http://www.murthy.com/New Window
Since 1994, the Murthy Law Firm, known then as The Law Office of Sheela Murthy, P.C., has represented clients located around the world in all aspects of U.S. immigration. Attorney Sheela Murthy and her team of legal professionals handle cases for Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized and small companies, as well as individuals undergoing the U.S. immigration process. The wealth of free information available on MurthyDotCom serves as a testament to the knowledge and ability of our firm. "We know your immigration matters!"

http://www.americanlaw.com/usimmigration.htmlNew Window
U.S. Immigration Handbook. Topics Include: Immigration, Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Visas, Permanent (Immigrant) Visas, Maintenance of Lawful Permanent Residence, Registration Requirements for Aliens in the United States, Grounds of Inadmissibility (Exclusion), Citizenship and Naturalization

http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/introduction.aspxlNew Window
This feature presentation links educators to primary sources from the Library of Congress' online collections. These Web resources can make history come alive for students! The feature provides an introduction to the study of immigration to the United States. It is far from the complete story, and focuses only on the immigrant groups that arrived in greatest numbers during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is hoped that educators will use this feature to help students formulate and articulate additional questions of their own...and that students will be encouraged to find their own answers. Happy discovery!

http://www.fireprograms.org/New Window
FIRE (Foundation for Immigrant Resources and Education) is an adult education organization dedicated to strengthening the lives of individuals, as well as the communities they live in. Driven by its core vision, through literacy and community come empowered lives, the mission of FIRE is to: provide educational opportunities to adults seeking assistance; facilitate the development of literacy skills that are transferable to the everyday world; foster critical thinking and creativity through participatory learning environments; and provide opportunities for skill-sharing and awareness of immigrant experiences.

http://www.civilrights.org/issues/immigration/New Window
Civilrights.org is a collaboration of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund. Its mission: to serve as the site of record for relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information. Contains articles and resources.

foreignborn.com/visas_imm/immigrant_visas/1immigration_homepage.aspxNew Window
If you, a family member, or an employee wishes to become a permanent resident (immigrant) of the United States, here is where you will find helpful information regarding the immigration process, eligibility requirements, application procedures, forms, fees, and where to go for further assistance.

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Women & Children Resources

http://www.cityfamily.org/v2/cicityFamily.aspNew Window
For years, City Family magazine helped immigrant and other working families. Now, City Family is a Web site. Anyone with access to the Internet can enjoy it. Cityfamily is partners with the Consortium for Worker Education (CWE) in the Web site. CWE is a not-for-profit agency for workers, their families and the community. CWE runs employment, education, training and distance learning programs.Cityfamily.orghas articles on the things that are important in your life. It is about your family, your job, your home and your money. Use it and you will understand how America works.

http://www.womenslaw.orgNew Window
Local and Online Resources for women immigrants.

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Legal Resources

http://www.immigration-lawyer-us.com/index.aspxlNew Window
Welcome to the web site of the Law Office of Paul B. Christensen, P.A. - US Immigration Lawyer. Our Florida-based law firm is committed to providing legal services devoted exclusively to immigration law. We represent corporations, health care facilities and professionals, governmental organizations, universities, and individual clients from all points of the world and we pledge to provide you with professional customer service at every step toward achieving your immigration goals.

Chang & Boos provides effective immigration representation to clients throughout the World, primarily to corporate and business clients. Its lawyers possess extensive experience in all aspects of United States immigration, including: employment-based immigration, non-immigrant employment authorizations, visa processing at U.S. consulates abroad, U.S. citizenship claims, inadmissibility, and even family-based immigration matters.

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Self-Help Resources

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/immigrationforum/New Window
Welcome to Immigration Forum. Feel free to post your questions about immigration (in any language) and hopefully someone will answer them.

http://www.us-immigration.com/New Window
The American Immigration Center Incorporated, a private company, houses one of the largest available selections of self-help immigration & citizenship products. We offer our products through direct mail order from our web site. Since 1995 with the launch of our first website, American Immigration Center Inc. has specialized in producing, publishing, distributing and stocking self-help and information products relating to US Immigration and US Citizenship.

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Last Updated: 1/23/13