AILA releases 17th edition of 'Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook'

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has released the 17th edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook, a resource for immigration attorneys, judges, government officials, and law professors, providing expert guidance to help navigate the complex maze of U.S. immigration law.

Incorporating the recent SCOTUS decision and ensuing policy changes related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as other extremely timely issues, the new 17th edition offers clear and concise explanations and authoritative, comprehensive, and relevant analysis of U.S. immigration laws, along with new cases, regulations, and agency memoranda.

The newest edition contains updates on topics such as:

• Travel and Refugee Bans

• Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits

• Public Charge and Affidavits of Support Changes

• Matter of Castro-Tum and the Inability of IJs and the BIA to Administratively Close Cases

• MPP and Turnback Policies

• Third-Country Transit Bar to Asylum

• End of Certain Categorical Parole Programs

• Matter of A-B- Standard for Particular Social Group

• Bond under Matter of M-S-

• Matter of L-E-A- Standard Regarding Families and Nexus

• Interpretation of Pereira v. Sessions in various BIA Decisions

• Unaccompanied Children Status under Matter of M-A-C-O-

• Matter of Acosta and the Definition of a Final Conviction

• Matter of L-A-B-R- Standard for the Grant of Continuances

• IJ’s Authority to Terminate Proceedings under Matter of S-O-G & F-D-B-

• Changing Guidance on Prosecutorial Discretion and the Secure Communities Program

• NTA Issuance Changes

• Changes in Rules for Expedited Removal

• TPS Terminations for Sudan, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador

• Redefined Rules Regarding Special Immigrant Juveniles

• Changing Standards Regarding the Issuance of NOIDs and RFEs

• Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

• NIV Interview Requirements

• EB-5 Program Changes

• Other USCIS Policy Manual Updates Through June 2020

Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook is available on AILA’s Agora.

During his career as an immigration law specialist, Ira J. Kurzban has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and successfully litigated many significant federal cases concerning the rights of immigrants. A founder of Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., of Miami, he teaches immigration and nationality law at the University of Miami School of Law.