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Immigration Law Research Guide: Immigration & Criminal Law

Provides general and specialized sources for researching U.S. immigration law, including online government resources, statutes, regulations & case law, plus general and specialized secondary sources and immigration-related organizations.


  1. Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit: Impact of Crimes under California Law and Other State Laws, 10th ed.; Katherine A. Brady, Norton Tooby, Michael K. Mehr, Angie Junck. (Immigrant Legal Resource Center, 2008; 2013 case update).
    Library: KFC 698 .B72 2008 (Reserve)


  1. Immigration Law and Crimes, Dan Kesselbrenner and Lory D. Rosenberg. (West Group, 2012 - ).

    One volume; updated regularly. Includes forms, model pleadings, checklists, references to federal and state statutes and administrative documents.
    Library: KF4819 I4722 (Reserve)
    Westlaw: IMLC


  1. Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants, 6th ed.; Mary E. Kramer. (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2015).
    Library: KF 4842 .K73 2015 (Reserve)


  1. California Criminal Defense of Immigrants, Norton Tooby & Katherine Brady. (CEB, 2014- ).
    Library: KFC1155 .C33



Online Resources

  • Criminal and Immigration Law page, Immigrant Legal Resource Center.  List of resources includes The Quick Reference Guide to California Convictions (see "Documents") and other resources for particular offenses.


  • crImmigration blog: "practical analysis of key cases about the immigration consequences of criminal violations." Written by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, an immigration attorney and a law professor.