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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] : This shared workspace allows students to learn from and collaborate with practitioners in immigration law. Take the opportunity to seek perspectives and advice from professionals in this practice area.
Immigration laws are enacted by Congress and are set forth in the “Immigration and Nationality Act”, as amended, [8 U.S.C.1101 et. seq.]. Several federal agencies are charged with the implementation, enforcement, and interpretation of this complex, ever changing, body of law. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) oversees the Citizenship and Immigration Services(CIS), Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) and Immigration & Customs Enforcement(ICE). The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is composed of the local Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals and falls within the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice. Because immigration law is federal, admission to practice within any of the fifty states will permit an attorney to practice before these agencies anywhere in the United States.
Immigration attorneys generally practice within one of four areas: