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This is a listing of some of the free immigration materials, forms, agencies, legal resources available without charge on the Internet, brought to you by Messing Law Offices, immigration attorneys.

Immigration Forms and Related Resources

U.S. Ctizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) This is an indispensible resource for getting the latest versions of forms and written materials on immigration requirements, particularly for initial petitions generated by US residents and citizens and employers, and petitions for persons already in the United States who are seeking to obtain, extend or change an immigration status.

USCIS Case Status CHECK(via internet). This is a convenient way to track processing of a filed petition. Filing receipt number required.

U.S. State Department Visa Information. U.S. State Department Visa Bulletin and frequently asked questions about visas, including immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. The Department of State is responsible for processing immigration petitions from those persons who are applying from outside the United States for immigrant or non-immigrant visas, often on the basis of an approved petition issued by USCIS.

U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs Homepage. U.S. Consular information on passports, consular services and fees, international adoption, and other services available through the U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad. This is a useful place to locate the website of a particular country embassy or consulate.

Department of Labor Law Library. DOL Law Library Immigration Collection. The Department of Labor is involved in many employment-based immigration petitions, including non-immigrant work visas such as the H1-B and permanent residency based on a job offer.

USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Decisions Online, An administrative appeal may be possible from unfavorable decisions of USCIS offices. This is a system of appeals that is separate and apart from appeals from decisions of Immigration Judges, which usually are rendered in only in deportation cases.

Refugees and Asylum

Asylumlaw.Org. This group provides information on asylum matters.

The Human Rights Documentation Exchange. A non-profit organization which assists in researching asylum and torture claims.

Office of Refugee Resettlement Programs. This is a list of various coordinators around the country of Refugee Resettlement programs.

USCIS Resource Query Center for Asylum and Country Conditions. This is a USCIS page that provides various articles and information about current country conditions which might be useful for asylum seekers.

US State Department reports on country conditions that may affect entitlement to political asylum.

Amnesty International. This organization provides respected and useful materials for asylum claims.


U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Immigration enforcement materials and announcements. ICE is the enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security and conducts detentions, workplace raids, and administers detainees.

Immigration Court Practice Manual. The Immigration judges decide matters involving deportations. This is the manual that contains the rules for deportation proceedings.

EOIR Virtual Law Library (Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Precedent Decisions) . Decisions of Immigration Judges can generally be appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals. This is a collection of appellate decisions that have been published in connection with such appeals, with Index.

An indexed collection of selected Unpublished BIA Decisions. Prepared by the US Department of Justice

More General Resources

U.S. Consular Services for U.S. Citizens Abroad. Information for Americans abroad on emergency services, marriage, divorce, citizenship, nationality, and other services available through the U.S Embassies and Consulates.

U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library. Congressional Internet Law Library. Federal statutes and regulations, including those relating to immigration. Now hosted privately.

U.S. Public Laws. National Archives and Records Administration legal resources.

American Immigration Lawyers Association. AILA is a national association of immigration lawyers in the United States that provides much needed information on immigration and naturalization matters.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Homepage. Materials on matters relating border security and customs and importing and exporting, traveler information, enforcement activities, and other matters.

United States Information Agency (USIA)(archived). This is a US agency that furthered U.S. foreign policy and national interests abroad.

FindLaw.Com. This is a free public website of a commercial vendor of legal opinions and references that provides texts of statutes, cases and regulations on many legal matters including immigration and naturalization without charge.

USCIS Policy Procedural Memoranda. A collection of USCIS policy determinations on a variety of topics.

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet. This free US goverment website includes information on pending bills, bill text, status, public laws by number, Committee Information, and the Congressional Record.

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