Immigration Law Resources

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of State 


  • TRAC Immigration Judge asylum approval rates:

  • Office for New Americans (ONA) – NYS 

    • ONA Hotline: 1-800-566-7636
      The New Americans hotline is a toll-free, multi-lingual hotline. The hotline provides live assistance in more than 200 languages. Anyone can call the hotline for information and referrals, regardless of citizenship or documented status. Calls to the hotline are confidential and anonymous.

American Immigration Council

    • Find fact sheets on local and state immigration data as well as other resources

    • Practice Advisories

ILRC – Immigrant Legal Resource Center

NYIC Community Toolkit

  • This KYR Toolkit is a one-stop shop for information regarding immigrants’ rights concerning ICE, health care, education, the workplace, etc.

  • Available in 13 languages

Women’s Refugee Committee

  • This organization provides information and resources on the intersectional issues of women’s rights and immigrant rights

  • Reports

    • Reports on research, analysis, and recommendations on various immigrant issues

  • Migrant Rights and Justice

    • A page with various documents outlining the rights of migrants in relation to the rights of women

CGRS – UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

  • Good resource for the intersectional issues of gender and immigrants/refugees

  • Request Assistance

    • Request free technical support, legal assistance, and training in order to help underserved immigrant communities

  • Litigation Support Materials 

    • Request practice advisories and country conditions documentation

  • Search Asylum Case Outcomes

    • Research and learn about past asylum case outcomes

CAST LA – Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

  • Nonprofit organization working to put an end to human trafficking

CLINIC – Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

  • Trainings

    • Webinars, DOJ R&A, E-Learning, In-Person Trainings

  • CLINIC email sign-up 

    • Stay up-to-date with immigration news, training and webinar announcements, advocacy and legislation updates, immigration-related decisions and agency memos, religious immigration services, press alerts, parish and local resources, and resources for librarians and educators


  • Organization focused on advancing the rights of immigrant survivors of violence

  • Clearinghouse 

    • The Clearinghouse provides access to resources regarding VAWA, U Visas, T Visas and Trafficking, and much much more

Migration Policy Institute

  • MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels. This site offers a wealth of data on migration trends and U.S. Immigration policy developments.

Immigrant Defense Project 

Translatinx Network 2020 

  • Translatinx Network addresses the collective concerns of Latinx transgender individuals including the recognition of their rights, giving a voice to the voiceless, and advocating for change promoting a direct connection to policy makers.


  • A global network of volunteers who help lawyers and asylum case workers by researching an individual asylum seeker’s country of origin. 

    Health Coverage Crosswalk – Empire Justice Center’s webpage that says what health benefits noncitizens can access. 

    Protecting Immigrant Families – stay up-to-date on news, developments, and other threats that impact immigrant families and join their email list!

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

    • Excellent book about vicarious trauma by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk


The Body Keeps Score

  • Highly recommended book by Bessel van der Kolk detailing the impact of trauma and ways to heal

Trauma and Recovery 

  • Highly recommended book by Judith Herman which traces the history of PTSD and links PTSD with the social, political, psychological, and personal.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health across a Lifetime – Nadine Burke Harris

Breaking Bad News

  • An episode of the podcast 99% Invisible

Al Otro Lado

  • Information about volunteering on the southern border