Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, 15th Ed.

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, 15th Ed.

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Release Date June 2016
ISBN 978-1-57370-400-7
Length 2,328 pages
Format Print
SKU 54-00

Since the release of the first edition in 1990, Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook has been the go-to legal reference on U.S. immigration law. It cuts out lengthy explanations to provide busy legal professionals with what they need and want- comprehensive, authoritative, and concise analysis of a complicated area of law.


As U.S. immigration law has evolved over time, so has Kurzban's. It will provide you with a brief history of U.S. immigration law so you'll gain a thorough understanding of how this practice area has evolved over time, bring you up-to-date with expert analysis of the current state of the law, and serve as a quick reference sourcebook for citations to a multitude of cases, statutes, regulations, and more.


Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook is the first reference thousands of immigration lawyers, immigration judges, and other government officials turn to for reliable answers to both simple and complex immigration issues. It is frequently cited in other immigration resources and case decisions-including the ineffective assistance of counsel ruling in U.S. v. Juarez, 672 F.3d 381 (5th Cir. 2012), in which the court stated that Kurzban's interpretation of the statute would have provided some guidance in the area and "would have helped guide [counsel's] legal discussion…").


Whether you're a seasoned immigration lawyer, a government official charged with reviewing and deciding immigration cases, or you're just starting your immigration law career, it's imperative you have the latest edition of Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook.


Below is a list of changes in the 15th edition that affect most, if not all, immigration law professionals:


  • New section on ethical issues for immigration attorneys
  • AAO Practice Manual and new policy memoranda
  • New Visa Bulletin format to determine when an adjustment of status application can be filed
  • Statutory changes to Visa Waiver Program / P.L. 114-113 Consolidated Appropriations Act
  • Litigation surrounding DAPA/expanded DACA
  • New memo on CSPA regarding the meaning of "sought to acquire"


Additional Changes Affecting Various Practice Areas:


  • Prosecutorial discretion memoranda
  • L-1B policy memo
  • Asylum changes in particular social group under Matter of A-R-C-G-, 26 I&N Dec. 388 (BIA 2014)
  • Regulations allowing representation in bond hearings only
  • Symantec Corp and post-Symantec cases regarding advertising requirements
  • January 2016 regulations regarding DHS rules enhancing opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1, and outstanding professors
  • H-4 employment authorization for spouses of H-1s
  • New regulatory changes to H-2B program
  • Refugee/Parole Program for children from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
  • Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
  • Humanitarian relief by DHS for special situations
  • TPS for Yemenis and TPS due to Ebola virus for Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea

Get the reference immigration law professionals rely on for authoritative analysis. Get the 15th edition of Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook.


Ira J. Kurzban has been a renowned and highly respected member of the legal community for more than three decades. During his brilliant career as an immigration law specialist, Mr. Kurzban has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and successfully litigated many significant federal cases concerning the rights of aliens. He has received numerous prestigious awards and honors for his tireless work on behalf of immigrants, including the Lawyers of America Award for his work on behalf of human rights in this hemisphere, and the 2002 AILA Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law.

Today, Mr. Kurzban teaches immigration and nationality law at the University of Miami School of Law. He is a partner in the law firm of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., of Miami. Mr. Kurzban received his J.D. and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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