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Immigration Legal Research Introduction

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CALI Lessons

Helpful Immigration Acronyms

BIA =  Board of Immigration Appeals

DHS = Department of Homeland Security

EOIR = Executive Office for Immigration Review

ICE =  Immigration and Customs Enforcement

IIRAIRA = Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act

INA = Immigration and Nationality Act

INS = Immigration and Naturalization Service

USCIS = U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service

There are also some useful online guides. Use "CTRL + F" to find a specific acronym within the document.

USCIS - Glossary: A glossary of highly used immigration terms sorted alphabetically.

FINDLAW.COM: A combined glossary of immigration terms and acronyms.

ILW.COM: A pdf list of acronyms.

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