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Immigration Law Research Guide: Self-Help

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.

Self-Help Titles

NOTE: Online versions of self-help titles through the Legal Information Reference Center (Nolo Press e-books) are accessible to the UCLA Law Community only.


Becoming a U.S. Citizen., 2019 ed.; Ilona M. Bray, et al. (Nolo, 1993- ).

Library (online only):

Becoming a U.S. Citizen


How to Get a Green Card: Legal Ways to Stay in the U.S.A., 2018 ed.; Ilona M. Bray, et al. (Nolo, 1993- ).

Library (print & online):

KF 4840 .Z9 H69 (Reference Self-Help Collection)


U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Handbook, Daniel Levy, National Immigration Project. (Westlaw, 2020).

Westlaw: U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization Handbook (Westlaw password required)
Library: KF 4710 .Z9 N38 (Reserve)


U.S. Immigration Made Easy, Ilona Bray. (Nolo, 2019).

Library (print & online): KF 4819.6 U2 (Reference Self-Help Collection)


The USCIS website has information on the naturalization (citizenship) test, including free study materials to help prepare for the test.   

Helpful links:

  • NEW! A 16-minute video covering eligibility requirements for naturalization, the application process, the naturalization interview, the English tests and the U.S. history and government test (civics); includes two simulated interviews
  • General information about Citizenship. Includes a link to the "Naturalization Self Test."
  • The Citizenship Resource Center has resources for "learners," including free study materials for the U.S. Naturalization Test.