AILA Releases New Edition of INA and CFR

George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

Washington, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to release the 2017 editions of the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) and the Immigration Regulations (CFR).

The INA is the basis of U.S. immigration law and includes the immigration-related statutes that appear in Title 8 of the U.S. Code but are not part of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Immigration Regulations (CFR) two-volume set is an easy-to-use primary-source reference used by practitioners and judges alike. Title 8 covers Aliens and Nationality in one volume, with the second volume covering the immigration-related portions of Titles 6, 19, 20, 22, 28, 29, 42, and 45. The CFR has been updated with all new regulations released in 2016 and early 2017.

Among the new items in the 2017 editions are:

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) final rule expanding the class of individuals who may be eligible for a provisional unlawful presence waiver;
  • DHS final rule on the retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 immigrant workers and program improvements affecting high-skilled nonimmigrant workers;
  • Changes to Title 28 concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices;
  • DHS final rule adjusting the USCIS fee schedule;
  • Regulatory changes eliminating the exceptions from expedited removal proceedings for Cuban nationals;
  • Removal of the regulations related to the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS);
  • Changes to the regulations on recognition of organizations and accreditation of non-attorney representatives; and,
  • Changes to the regulations on T Visas.

"Both of these references form the cornerstone of U.S. immigration law and no practice is complete without them," said AILA President William A. Stock. He continued, "Immigration law has been likened to the tax code in its complexity and unforgiving nature; knowing the law as it currently stands is vital for your clients and your practice. These two resources are the foundation for quality immigration counsel."


The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17051802.