New Edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook Released by AILA

George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to release the 16th edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook at the 2018 AILA Annual Conference being held in San Francisco this week.

Kurzban’s Sourcebook is the go-to resource for immigration attorneys, judges, government officials, and law professors, expertly guiding readers through the complex maze of U.S. immigration law. As with previous editions, the new 16th edition offers 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 16th edition of Kurzban’s include: all Trump-era changes from Secure Communities, Sanctuary Cities, and the travel bans; “Buy American, Hire American” and the latest memos on H-1Bs; changes to the Foreign Affairs Manual on Es, Ls, Os, and Ps; USCIS Policy Manual guidance since 2016; and hundreds of new cases, including those on mandatory detention, the categorical approach, and naturalization.

It also contains other updates on numerous topics, including:

  • Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver—Final Regulations
  • Extreme Hardship Changes
  • Particular Social Group Changes for Family and for BIA Appeals
  • Post-Mathis Aggravated Felony Analysis
  • DHS Legal Memo on False Claims to U.S. Citizenship
  • ICE eService
  • Supreme Court’s New Standard for Materiality in Maslenjak v. U.S., and BIA standard for materiality under 212(a)(6)(C)(i), and Matter of D-R BIA Standard for Materiality under 212(a)(6)(C)(i)
  • Mental and Physical Disabilities as Grounds for Asylum
  • New T-Visa Regulations
  • USCIS Policy Manual Updates Through May 2018
  • Lost PERM Certifications
  • New Regulations on EB-1 to EB-3 Immigrant Workers and High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers
  • New Criteria for National Interest Waivers under Matter of Dhanasar
  • Changes in Penalty Amounts for Employer Sanctions and Other Violations
  • Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)
  • New Regulations for Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices
  • Parole for Entrepreneurs
  • New EB-5 Policy Manual Provisions

Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook is available on AILA’s Agora.

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. 18061400.