AILALink: An Immigration Law Library at Your Fingertips

Watch this page for information about new content that has been added to AILALink, as well as tips and tricks to make the most of an AILALink subscription.

March 14, 2018

Did you know that you can customize your AILALink user experience? Just go into the “Settings” page, which is found in the top navigation menu under the “Account” button. You can change the font size, the way footnotes display, the default number of search results, and other display settings.

March 7, 2018

The newest edition of Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity is now available on AILALink. This book by noted immigration attorney Mary Kramer is your go-to resource if you have a client who has been charged with a crime.

February 28, 2018

Do you sometimes need access to state statutes and case law? Fastcase Premium, included with every AILALink subscription, gives you access to a searchable database of state statutes and cases.

February 21, 2018

Can't make it to one of the monthly AILALink webinar trainings? Check out our newly updated AILALink training video, which will show you what kinds of materials are available on AILALink as well as tips for crafting effective searches and making the most of the AILALink database.

February 14, 2018

A new practice advisory from the American Immigration Council, “USCIS v. EOIR: Jurisdiction over Asylum Applications for Individuals Who Were in Expedited Removal Proceedings or Issued Notices to Appear,” has been added to AILALink.

February 7, 2018

The conference handbook for the 19th Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium is now on AILALink. Check it out for articles on asylum, I-601 and I-601A waivers, PERM, and more.

January 31, 2018

AILALink is your resource for searchable, electronic access to Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook. You can even use AILALink's notes, bookmarks, and folders features to annotate and organize your research electronically.

January 24, 2018

Did you know that AILALink can help you quickly convert the U.S. Code citations you come across while reading cases to INA citations? Just use the "INA/CFR Search" search tab, enter your USC citation in the search box, and check off the "USC" box under the search options.

January 17, 2018

Whether you're a new or experienced business immigration practitioner, the second edition of Business Immigration: Law & Practice, available on AILALink, is your go-to guide.

January 10, 2018

You can rely on AILALink for up-to-date copies of the INA and immigration-related provisions of the CFR (all of Title 8 and immigration-related selections from Titles 6, 19, 20, 22, 28, 29, 42 & 45).

January 4, 2018

The fourth edition of Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court is now available on AILALink. Written by experienced litigator Robert Pauw, the book provides "how to" guidance, sample pleadings, information on cases that are particularly useful in brief writing, and more.

December 20, 2017

Fastcase Premium gives AILALink subscribers access to five administrative databases for immigration practitioners. Just click on the "Search Administrative Opinions and Orders" section on the bottom left of the main Fastcase Premium page to search decisions from the AAO, BALCA, DOL Administrative Law Judges, DOL Administrative Review Board, and OCAHO.

December 13, 2017

The handbook from the November 2017 30th Annual California Chapters Conference is now available on AILALink. The handbook contains articles on a variety of immigration-related topics useful to both California attorneys and attorneys in other jurisdictions.

December 6, 2017

Working on a new type of case and need some guidance on where to start? Check out the three publications in AILA's Toolbox series, which provide sample documents to help guide you on how to produce forms, letters, court filings, and more for your own cases. The Forms Toolbox, Practice Toolbox, and Litigation Toolbox are all available on AILALink.

November 29, 2017

Planning to travel over the holidays, but still want to have access to your most-needed reference materials? AILALink is your solution for access to the INA, CFR, Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, and much more, including most AILA publications.

November 22, 2017

A new practice advisory from the American Immigration Council, “Litigation for Business Immigration Practitioners,” was recently added to AILALink. Check it out for tips on how to challenge an erroneous business-related decision by USCIS.

November 15, 2017

Did you know that AILALink contains searchable copies of many of the manuals from the various immigration-related government agencies? Since they are all in one place, you can search through multiple manuals with a single search. Manuals include the Adjudicator's Field Manual, the USCIS Policy Manual, the Immigration Judge Benchbook, the Immigration Court Practice Manual, and many more.

November 8, 2017

If you’re an AILALink subscriber and have ever wondered about how to use the Fastcase Premium subscription that comes bundled with your AILALink subscription, check out this Fastcase Quick Reference Guide that will help explain how to get started.

November 1, 2017

Affidavits of Support: A Practitioner’s Guide, a new book by Charles Wheeler of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), is now available on AILALink. This publication provides in-depth, step-by-step guidance on completing and filing the affidavit of support and its associated forms.

October 25, 2017

The third edition of AILA’s Immigration Forms Toolbox is now available on AILALink. This step-by-step guide to completing the most common and important immigration forms is useful both to newer practitioners as well as to experienced practitioners working on new case types.

October 18, 2017

The conference handbook for one of the 2017 Fall Conferences, Fearless Lawyering: Mobilizing in the New Era of Removal, is now available on AILALink. Articles in this handbook cover topics such as bond strategies, recent developments in the categorical and modified categorical approaches, advance motions to reopen, and much more.

October 11, 2017

The handbook from the 2017 AILA PERM/H-2B Practice Conference, held in August in Seattle, is now available on AILALink. Day 1 of the conference focused on PERM, and Day 2 on H-2Bs, and the handbook contains practical pointers on both topics.

October 4, 2017

The second edition of Business Immigration: Law & Practice is now available on AILALink. This two-volume resource by Daryl Buffenstein, Bo Cooper, Kevin Miner, and Crystal Williams is the must-have treatise if you practice employment-based immigration law.

September 28, 2017

The Immigration Practice Pointers conference handbook from the 2017 Annual Conference is now available on AILALink. This handbook offers original articles with cutting-edge analyses of a broad range of advanced immigration law topics in a clear and concise format.

September 13, 2017

New this week on AILALink is a practice advisory from the American Immigration Council covering a general overview of motions to suppress in removal proceedings. Watch for more AIC practice advisories coming soon to AILALink!

September 7, 2017

The 2017-2018 edition of AILA's Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law is now available on AILALink. This handbook contains 28 articles covering a broad range of immigration law topics in a clear and concise format.

August 30, 2017

Looking for an older BIA decision from Volume 7 or earlier and can't find it online? AILALink contains decisions from the Administrative Decisions Under the Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States going back to Volume 1.

August 23, 2017

Did you know that AILALink contains a copy of immigration-related sections of the Foreign Affairs Manual? It contains all of 9 FAM and selections from 7 FAM and is frequently updated.

August 16, 2017

Have you ever been researching an issue and come across a citation to an older case, memo, or other document that says it was printed in an AILA Monthly Mailing? These were collections of immigration law information that AILA used to send to members via mail before we had the ability to reach our members as widely using If you need to look at a Monthly Mailing, check out our archive on AILALink, available under the AILA Periodicals section.

August 9, 2017

The handbook for AILA’s Immigration Court Crash Course, held this spring in Washington, D.C., is now on AILALink. If you’re new to the area of removal defense, check out this great resource to help you get started.

August 2, 2017

New this week on AILALink is a practice advisory from the American Immigration Council on administrative closure and motions to recalendar. Watch for more AIC practice advisories coming soon to AILALink!

July 26, 2017

Did you know that AILALink contains a copy of the Immigration Judge Benchbook? The Benchbook has been removed from the EOIR website and is no longer being updated by EOIR. AILALink contains a copy of the Benchbook as it appeared on the EOIR website on April 27, 2017.

July 19, 2017

AILALink now has a section for reports and practice advisories from the American Immigration Council! Newly added this week was a practice advisory on FOIA for immigration lawyers. More resources will be added to this section on an ongoing basis.

June 14, 2017

The Appleseed Network's newly updated manual "Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation" is now available on AILALink under the "Reports" section. This manual is an excellent resource for dealing with issues collateral to deportation.

June 7, 2017

If you’re coming to the Annual Conference in New Orleans, don’t miss the chance to attend a CLE-eligible AILALink training session! Three different training times will be offered, and all attendees will have a chance to win a free six-month subscription to AILALink.

May 31, 2017

The conference handbook from the 2017 AILA Interactive Workshop on Waivers was recently added to AILALink. Topics covered include proving extreme hardship, inadmissibility grounds, humanitarian parole, and more. If you couldn’t attend the workshop, be sure to check out this great resource.

May 24, 2017

New this week on AILALink are the Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 to assist you with country conditions research for your clients.

May 17, 2017

You can now use AILALink to check out the conference handbook from the 2017 AILA Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Conference, held in February 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ. Included articles cover E-Verify, the 2017 Form I-9, notable court decisions, I-9 audits, and much more.

May 10, 2017

Even if you couldn't make it to the Spring Conference, held in April in Washington, D.C., you can now check out the 2017 AILA Spring Conference Handbook: Immigration and the New Administration on AILALink. The handbook features articles on timely topics such as top PERM issues for 2017, tips for preparing a client for business travel to the United States, strategies for oversubscribed countries, and more.

May 3, 2017

The new edition of Provisional Waivers: A Practitioner's Guide has been added to AILALink. Written and edited by Charles Wheeler and the staff of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), this guidebook covers topics including working with the client, documenting the case, RFEs, and denials. It also includes a new toolkit and sample documents for representing clients.

April 26, 2017

Just in time for the 2017 AILA Interactive Workshop on Waivers, the newest edition of The Waivers Book is now available on AILALink. The book features in-depth guidance on a wide array of topics relevant to waivers, including unlawful presence, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, waivers for nonimmigrants, health-related waivers, misrepresentation or fraud, and refugees and asylee status.

April 19, 2017

Whether you're just starting out in immigration law or you're an experienced practitioner branching out into a new type of case, AILA's Immigration Practice Toolbox, available on AILALink under the "General Publications" section, offers practical assistance in the form of sample letters, checklists, worksheets, and more for a variety of case types, including employment-based, family-based, removal defense, and many more. Check out the table of contents to view the full list of documents available.

April 12, 2017

Wondering whether AILALink is the right place to turn for a specific research need? Check out our new page that provides a comparison chart to help you easily see which resources are found on, Fastcase, AILALink, and Fastcase Premium (which is included with an AILALink subscription).

April 5, 2017

Part of the value of a subscription to AILALink is an included subscription to Fastcase Premium, an upgraded version of the subscription to Fastcase that all AILA members receive as a member benefit. Fastcase Premium provides searchable access to federal and state case law, BIA decisions, the U.S. Code and CFR, state statutes and administrative codes, and five administrative databases targeted to the immigration practitioner.

March 29, 2017

AILALink offers convenient electronic access to the INA and immigration-related provisions of the CFR (Title 8 plus selections from Titles 6, 19, 20, 22, 28, 29, 42, and 45). The statutes and regulations are presented in an easy-to-read format, and you can use AILALink’s search tools to quickly find the exact provision you need. Both the INA and the CFR are updated as changes are made, so you’ll always have access to the most current version.

March 22, 2017

Besides offering you a collection of immigration research materials, AILALink can help you organize your research. You can add notes and bookmarks to our reference materials, and even organize your annotations into folders so you can keep all your research on a particular topic together. You can view your notes and bookmarks anywhere you have internet access.

March 15, 2017

New on AILALink this week is the 2017 AILA Midwinter Conference handbook. Included articles cover immigration considerations under the Affordable Care Act, the PERM FAQs, how to analyze crime, time-barred motions to reopen, the INA §212(h) waiver, and more.

March 8, 2017

Did you know that handbooks from the AILA California Chapters conferences are available on AILALink? The handbook from the 29th Annual AILA California Chapters Conference is new on AILALink. Articles cover both business and family-based immigration issues, as well as a variety of other topics.

March 1, 2017

New this week on AILALink is the 2016 Solo and Small Firm Conference handbook, which supplemented the conference held in December 2016 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Topics include opening a practice, marketing, financial basics, holistic lawyering, contingency and succession planning, and more.

February 22, 2017

With an AILALink subscription, you can take Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook with you anywhere you have an internet connection. The 15th edition of Kurzban's on AILALink is fully searchable, so you can easily find the exact passage you are looking for, and contains links to referenced INA and CFR sections, cases, and more.

February 16, 2017

New on AILALink this week is the 2016 AILA Advanced Business and Removal Issues Conference handbook. On the business end, topics include interagency communications, identifying and preventing problems associated with PERM, and tips for keeping corporate clients and dealing with troublesome RFEs. Removal offerings address detention and bond issues, winning asylum cases built around particular social group arguments, crimmigration, proving extreme hardship, the stop-time rule, CAARP, and more.

February 9, 2017

The fourth edition of Representing Clients in Immigration Court was recently added to AILALink. Written by CLINIC, this excellent resource is full of tips, strategies, and practical advice to help you prepare for any immigration court proceeding.