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Immigration & Asylum Law: A Beginner's Guide

Other Online Resources

Luckily, many immigration and asylum-related resources are also freely available online, including the forms necessary for filing an asylum claim with USCIS. We have broken these sites down into three general topics: (1) country research, which is absolutely crucial when trying to determine or prove that there is a demonstrated persecution of certain groups of people in a country; (2) free or low-cost providers of legal services, as asylum and immigration cases can often be long and asylum can be difficult to prove; and (3) general information about asylum and immigration law, including handbooks, manuals, and up-to-the-minute news sources.

Researchers may be interested in the website for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the federal organization most concerned with immigration issues, and those of its subordinate agencies United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Links to federal agency websites are listed below. Helpful webpages and links to cases are listed on the subpages.

Department of Homeland Security

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Customs and Border Protection

Department of Justice

Other websites that can be very helpful for those going through immigration processes and for those interested in researching these processes include: