AILA Releases New Edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook

George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

LAS VEGAS, NV - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to release the 15th edition of Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook at the 2016 AILA Annual Conference.

Once again, immigration attorneys, judges, government officials, and professors have access to the most up-to-date resource for accurate and reliable analysis of U.S. immigration laws-the new edition of Kurzban's Sourcebook. U.S. immigration law is a labyrinth of complex and overlapping topics and requirements and the best possible resource to guide a lawyer through that maze is Kurzban's. The book offers users clear and concise explanations and authoritative, comprehensive, and relevant analysis of U.S. immigration laws, along with new cases, regulations, and memos.

Updates to the 15th edition of Kurzban's include:

  • A new section on ethical issues unique to immigration attorneys;
  • Citations to the Administrative Appeals Office Practice Manual and new USCIS policy memoranda;
  • Discussion of the new Visa Bulletin format to determine when an adjustment of status application can be filed;
  • Reference to statutory changes to the Visa Waiver Program;
  • Information about expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA); and,
  • Citations to the new memo on the Child Status Protection Act regarding the meaning of "sought to acquire"

Those are just a few of the many changes and updates for practitioners in family, business, removal, asylum, and other areas. The new edition of Kurzban's also includes information on: prosecutorial discretion memoranda, the L-1B policy memo, asylum changes, regulations allowing representation in bond hearings only, advertising requirement cases, DHS rules enhancing opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1, and outstanding professors, H-4 employment authorization for spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants, new regulatory changes to the H-2B program, information on the Refugee/Parole Program for Central American children, the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, humanitarian relief by DHS for special situations, and more.

"Kurzban's is a tool that you will turn to time and time again in your immigration law work because it is both comprehensive and comprehensible," said Benjamin Johnson, AILA Executive Director. He continued, "This reference is the foundation upon which entire practices are built and AILA is delighted to release the 15th edition of this remarkable resource."

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 AILA's Jack Wasserman Award for excellence in federal litigation and the Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for excellence in the advancement of immigration law, and the University of Miami's Lawyers of America Award for his work on behalf of human rights in this hemisphere.

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.

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. 16062333.