AILA Releases New Edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

George Tzamaras
Belle Woods


BOSTON, MA — The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to release the 14th edition of Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook at the 2014 AILA Annual Conference.

Immigration practitioners, federal and immigration judges, and government officials have an updated resource to turn to for accurate and reliable analysis of U.S. immigration laws: the new edition of Kurzban's Sourcebook. U.S. immigration law is often judged second only to tax law in complexity, and attorneys need the best possible resource to work their way through the labyrinth. Kurzban's Sourcebook guides users through the maze of immigration law with clear and concise explanations, offering authoritative, comprehensive, and intelligible analysis of U.S. immigration laws along with more than 2,000 new cases, regulations, and memos.

"Anyone who works in immigration law knows that Kurzban's Sourcebook is an investment in your knowledge base that will pay dividends time and time again," said Crystal Williams, AILA Executive Director. She continued, "Who wouldn't want the book that is regularly cited in federal court decisions on their desk to refer to when conducting a client consultation?"

Not having Kurzban's Sourcebook available to reference has even resulted in an attorney being chastised by the court, as this quote from U.S. v. Juarez, 672 F.3d 381 (5th Cir. 2012) shows: "Kurzban's interpretation of the statute reasonably suggests that [defendant] may have derived citizenship as he would only need to show actual residence …. The record shows that [the defendant's] counsel simply failed to investigate the law and that [the defendant] was deprived of the opportunity to assert a viable defense to the charges against him."

The book includes coverage of vitally important immigration issues such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); issues regarding marriage between same-sex couples given the Defense of Marriage Act's (DOMA) demise; aggravated felonies; EB-5 issues regarding tenant occupancy; material change; prosecutorial discretion regarding parents with children in the United States; changed case law on INA §245(i); asylum; and detention standards for segregation/solitary confinement.

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook is available at

About the author:
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 is an adjunct faculty member, teaching immigration and nationality law at the University of Miami School of Law. He also 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.


The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 14061840.