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U.S. Immigration Law Research Guide: Department Manuals

This research guide provides an overview of pertinent resources for the Immigrant Advocacy Concentration at Loyola Law School and immigration law practice generally.

About Department Manuals

Department manuals set forth standard operating procedures for federal agencies.  These works can be helpful in providing a level of detail about policy implementation that would not be found elsewhere. Most manuals are available on both the agency's website and on Westlaw.

Department Manuals Commonly Used in Immigration Practice

USCIS publishes the following manuals:

Publihsed by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to provide guidance to practioners appearing in immigration court.

Published by the Department of State.

Published by ICE.