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This guide provides information about resources related to U.S. immigration law.

Overview of Immigration Law LibGuide

This guide is designed to provide users with information about and access to primary and secondary legal resources relating to U.S. immigration law. This guide includes access to case law, statutes, and administrative regulations as well as legal periodicals and helpful practice materials. It also includes links to many pertinent agencies and organizations associated with immigration policy and procedure. This guide is meant to provide an in-depth treatment of immigration law resources, however, it is not an exhaustive representation of all materials available on the topic.

** It should be noted that access to some databases and electronic resources may be limited to BYU or BYU Law users. Resources contained within LexisNexis or Westlaw databases require a LexisNexis or Westlaw password in order to access them. **

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The New Colossus

By Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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Information about Guide

This guide was originally created by Felicity Murphy.

"The regulation of immigration into the United States is within the power of Congress. Congress exercises this power by enacting laws to govern immigration and by designating groups of agencies to enforce the statutes. Although this power of Congress is not specifically enumerated in the Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the authority and power after Congress asserted it by enacting laws that controlled and regulated immigration."

"Immigration Law," Lourdes Fuentes & Ann Hemmens [Chapter 8], in Specialized Legal Research, Penny A. Hazelton Ed. (Aspen Supp. 2002-2012).

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