AILA Releases New Edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook

August 31, 2020

George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to release the 17th edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook. Kurzban’s Sourcebook is the go-to resource for immigration attorneys, judges, government officials, and law professors, providing expert guidance to help readers navigate the complex maze of U.S. immigration law. Incorporating the recent SCOTUS decision and ensuing policy changes related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as other extremely timely issues, the new 17th edition offers clear and concise explanations and authoritative, comprehensive, and relevant analysis of U.S. immigration laws, along with new cases, regulations, and agency memoranda.

AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson stated, “The latest edition of Kurzban’s is an indispensable resource for all immigration professionals. By examining a wide range of topics, from the basics of immigration law to the latest policy changes, this edition is nothing short of required reading for anyone researching, litigating, interpreting, teaching, or practicing immigration law.”

The newest edition addresses the changes to removal policies and humanitarian programs as well as visa programs and benefits adjudications under the Trump administration. It contains updates on topics such as:

  • Travel and Refugee Bans
  • Heightened Screening and Vetting of Applications for Visas and Other Immigration Benefits
  • Public Charge and Affidavits of Support Changes
  • Matter of Castro-Tum and the Inability of IJs and the BIA to Administratively Close Cases
  • MPP and Turnback Policies
  • Third-Country Transit Bar to Asylum
  • End of Certain Categorical Parole Programs
  • Matter of A-B- Standard for Particular Social Group
  • Bond under Matter of M-S-
  • Matter of L-E-A- Standard Regarding Families and Nexus
  • Interpretation of Pereira v. Sessions in various BIA Decisions
  • Unaccompanied Children Status under Matter of M-A-C-O-
  • Matter of Acosta and the Definition of a Final Conviction
  • Matter of L-A-B-R- Standard for the Grant of Continuances
  • IJ’s Authority to Terminate Proceedings under Matter of S-O-G & F-D-B-
  • Changing Guidance on Prosecutorial Discretion and the Secure Communities Program
  • NTA Issuance Changes
  • Changes in Rules for Expedited Removal
  • TPS Terminations for Sudan, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador
  • Redefined Rules Regarding Special Immigrant Juveniles
  • Changing Standards Regarding the Issuance of NOIDs and RFEs
  • Buy American, Hire American Executive Order
  • NIV Interview Requirements
  • EB-5 Program Changes
  • Other USCIS Policy Manual Updates Through June 2020

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 four 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 immigrants. He has received numerous prestigious awards and honors for his tireless work, including AILA’s Jack Wasserman Award for excellence in federal litigation, the Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for excellence in the advancement of immigration law, the University of Miami’s Lawyers of America Award for his work on behalf of human rights, and the Leonard J. Theberge Award for Private International Law from the International Law Section of the American Bar Association in honor of his distinguished contributions to the development of private international law.

Today, Mr. Kurzban teaches immigration and nationality law at the University of Miami School of Law. He is a founder of the law firm of Kurzban Kurzban 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. 20083100.