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Immigration & Asylum Law: A Beginner's Guide

Treatises & Handbooks

Thomas Fogarty. Immigrants on Deck of Steamer. 1890-1938. Cabinet of American Illustration. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

A good place to start for newcomers to the field would be with secondary legal resources such as treatises, handbooks, and casebooks dealing with immigration law. These resources can summarize the law regarding certain immigration topics, provide definitions for key terms, and supply citations to cases, laws, and agency decisions that may be helpful. The Law Library of Congress offers access to some of the leading resources in the field.