PARDS - Political Asylum Research & Documentation Service

 
Asylum * Withholding of Removal * Deferral of Removal * Article 3, United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT) * Cancellation of Removal * 601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver * National Interest Waiver * Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) * Humanitarian Parole * Temporary Protected Status (TPS) * Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (pursuant to Section 203 of Public Law 105-110 (NACARA) * Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) * Appeals to the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal
 
Political Asylum Research & Documentation Service (PARDS)

Political Asylum Research
& Documentation Service (PARDS)

Experts, Documentation, Lawyer Referrals, Analysis & Rebuttals of FDL, Department of State & Fraud Prevention Investigator Reports

Phone: 1 (609) 945-1802 (24/7/365 Agency Client Access)
Non-Client Access: Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm Eastern

- 23 Years of Competence, Diligence, Ethics and Professionalism Driven Success -

Access to the content of this web site is unobstructed, unregulated, and available 24/7. NO registration, NO application reviews and approval criteria, NO passwords or secret hand shakes required.

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** Country/Period and Issue-Specific Experts: (a) Diligent Searches for one (1) or more Prospective Candidates; (b) Obtain a Current/Updated Curriculum Vita (C.V.); (c) Credentials Verification; (d) Assess Case-Relevant Credentials Source(s), Strengths and Limitations, Biases (objectivity), Temperament, Diligence, Ethics, Professionalism, and Availability; (e) Agency Sponsored Introductory Conference Calls for each Proposed Expert (mandatory); (f) Country Briefings; (g) (Prospective) Claim Document Examination and Claim Plausibility Assessments; (h) (Prospective) Petitioner Interviews; (i) (Prospective) Petitioner Credibility Assessments; (j) (Prospective) Claim-Specific Plausibility Assessments; (k) (Prospective) Claim-Specific Merit Assessments; (L) Written, Claim-Specific Critiques (affidavits) and Declarations; (m) Country, Period, and Subject-Specific, Case-Relevant Documentation; (n) Discreet In-Country Research; (o) Telephonic and In-Person Testimony; (p) Foreign (non-U.S.) Interpretative and non-Interpretative Legal Research; (q) Foreign (non-U.S.) Governmental Agency and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Issued Document Examination/non-Questioned Document Examination (QDE) Authentication Assessments; (r) Identify and Correct the Case-Relevant Distortions Written into and Significant Omissions Edited Out of U.S. Department of State (r.1) Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, (r.2) International Religious Freedom Reports, (r.3) Profiles of Asylum Claims and Country Conditions Reports, (r.4) Issue Papers, (r.5) case-specific Advisory Opinions;

Agency Report-Specific Source, Accuracy, Completeness and Reliability Analysis/Rebuttals and Named Investigator(s), Author(s) and Editor(s) Curriculum Vita/Resume Subject/Case-Relevant Credentials Analysis/Rebuttals: (a.1) U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; (a.2) Named/Unnamed Researcher(s), Author(s), Editor(s) Curriculum Vita/Resume content; (b.1) U.S. Department of State International Religious Freedom Reports; (b.2) Named/Unnamed Researcher(s), Author(s), Editor(s) Curriculum Vita/Resume content; (c.1) U.S. Department of State Profiles of Asylum Claims and Country Conditions Reports; (c.2) Named/Unnamed Researcher(s), Author(s), Editor(s) Curriculum Vita/Resume content; (d.1) U.S. Department of State Issue Papers; (d.2) Named/Unnamed Researcher(s), Author(s), Editor(s) Curriculum Vita/Resume content; (e.1) U.S. Department of State case-specific Advisory Opinions; (e.2) Named/Unnamed Author(s) Curriculum Vita/Resume content; (f.1) U.S. Consulate/Embassy Fraud Prevention Investigator `Reports of Investigation;' (f.2) Named Investigator/Author Curriculum Vita/Resume content; (g.1) Forensics Document Laboratory (FDL) `Reports of Investigation;' (g.2) Named Author(s), Contributor(s), Editor(s) Curriculum Vita/Resume content; (h.1) Department of State Fraud Prevention Investigator `Reports of Investigation' summaries; (h.2) Named Investigator(s), Author(s) and Editor(s) Curriculum Vita/Resume content. See: Third Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Precedent Decision No. 09-2524, Quao Lin Dong v. Attorney General of the United States, dated January 20, 2011. PARDS determined, among other things, that (1) Susana LIU is, neither who, nor what she is purported to be; (2) Lacked the minimum requisite competencies to conduct, either an objective, or scientifically based inquiry regarding the authenticity of questioned documents; (3) Willfully misrepresented her alleged case-relevant credentials and case-specific activities; (4) Engaged in activities more likely to compromise petitioner's right to confidentiality than discern document authenticity; (5) The named soliciting U.S. Government Trial Attorney targeted the petitioner due to the country of origin and her attorney, for reasons other than a question regarding actual document authenticity, recklessly engaged in a series of unethical, if not also criminal activities resulting, in part, irreparable harm to petitioner's right to confidentiality providing a new basis for asylum in the U.S.; and that (6) Immigration Judge Honeyman inexcusably accepted, without reservations, findings which he was in a position to know, knew, and/or should have known to be inherently inaccurate, incomplete and unreliable, fabricated by an incompetent and irredeemably biased source. Concurrent incompetence and bungling of our analysis/rebuttal of Liu's `Report' by the original attorney of record, together with petitioner's persistence, amplified our work product and findings in this case via a federal court of appeals precedent decision.
 

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heading Professional Services
  • Agency Mandate: All agency services and work products are informed by and consistent with the letter, spirit and intent of the agency mandate, provided per specific terms and conditions of service, policies and procedures. Soliciting assistance constitutes acknowledgment, understanding and unconditional acceptance of the former, provided per the latter. In context of one, either contemplating, or actively seeking an immigration benefit, objectively (non-predetermined) and authoritatively discern and document the truth regarding (prospective) petitioner credibility, claim plausibility and merit. PARDS is a supplement to, not a substitute for, a competent (per specific forms of relief being contemplated/actively sought), diligent (non-minimalist), ethical and professional immigration attorney. All agency associates, expert witnesses and clients are held to an elevated standard of diligence, ethics and professionalism.
  • Agency Clientele: Domestic (U.S. based) and foreign (non-U.S. based) (a) prospective and current, non-detained and detained petitioners; (b) attorneys; (c) law office paralegals and support staff; (d) law school immigration clinic participants and support staff; (e) governmental agencies; (f) non- governmental organizations (NGOs); (g) businesses; (h) country experts; (i) academics; (j) country expert witnesses; (k) researchers; (l) print and electronic media. All agency associates, experts and clients are held to an elevated standard of diligence, ethics and professionalism. PARDS has a zero (0) tolerance policy regarding fraud. Prior to Hiring an Attorney: Review the `Attorney Do Not Call, Will Not Assist List' below for the identity of individual attorneys and law offices ineligible, either to solicit, or derive benefits from the agency. 
  • Prospective Petitioner Interviews and Claim Preparation (intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney);
  • Documentation: Country/Period-Specific and Claim Relevant (representative sampling of the universe of available data, drawn from domestic (U.S. based) and foreign (non-U.S. based) private/public collections, print and electronic data sources; governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations; Intended to illuminate both that which is and is not available on a given period-specific topic) (intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney);
  • U.S. & Foreign (interpretative and non-interpretative) Legal Research (interpretative legal research is available only to licensed attorneys; non-interpretative legal research is available to both attorney and non-attorney clients; any and all research results are intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney);
  • Country Experts: Internationally known and respected with topic-specific/case-relevant expertise: (a) Diligent Search - identify, pre-screen and brief one (1) or more Potential Candidates; (b) Obtain Current (comprehensive) Curriculum Vita/Resume; (c) Credentials Verification (source, accuracy, completeness and reliability) Assessments; (d) Subject/Topic-Specific, Case-Relevant Credentials Sources, Strengths and Limitations, Bias (objectivity), Temperament, Diligence, Ethics and Professionalism, and Availability Assessments; (e) Agency Sponsored Introductory Conference Calls (mandatory, comprehensive, three parties, three (3) phases - (e.1) candidate credentials examination, acceptance or rejection by the agency client; (e.2) client introduction of each form of immigration relief being contemplated/actively sought, together with the applicable minimum legal standards of each, followed by the expert's preliminary (prospective) petitioner's credibility, claim plausibility and merit assessments (strengths, weaknesses, expert's enumeration of additional information required); (e.3) client enumerates their assistance needs, together with the performance deadlines associated with each; expert's notice regarding both willingness and capacity to perform timely; where charged, expert's consideration requirements are enumerated and negotiated; client renders a decision, either to hire, or forego the proposed expert); (f) (Prospective) Petitioner Interviews, Final Credibility, Claim Plausibility and Merit Assessments; (g) Discreet In-Country Research (where possible and warranted, travel to the country(s) at issue, interview individuals with topic-specific expertise and case-relevant information, search for, identify and retrieve relevant evidence); (h) Written Claim-Specific Critiques (affidavit); (i) Testimony (telephonic, and/or in-person); (j) Documentation (drawn from the expert's private, domestic and foreign sources); (k) Foreign (non-U.S.) Legal Research; (L) Country Briefings; (m) Country Risk Assessments; (n) Department of State Report-Specific Analysis and Rebuttals (Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; International Religious Freedom Reports; Profiles of Asylum Claims and Country Conditions ReportsIssue Papers; Case-Specific Advisory Opinions) (any and all agency expert findings and work products are intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney);
  • Pre-Filing Prospective Case Related Notes and Document Examination (all unredacted data/notes, application forms, briefs, interview and hearing transcripts, appeals and decisions; full disclosure requirement);
  • Pre-Filing Prospective Petitioner Credibility, Claim Plausibility and Merit Assessments (may involve use of country experts, and/or polygraph examinations; any and all research results are intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney);
  • Post-Filing Case Related Notes and Document Examination (all data/unredacted notes, application forms, briefs, interview and hearing transcripts, appeals and decisions; full disclosure requirement);
  • Post-Filing Petitioner Credibility, Claim Plausibility and Merit Assessments (may involve use of country experts, and/or polygraph examinations; any and all research results are intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney);
  • Country-Specific Risk Assessments (any and all research results are intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney);
  • Report-Specific Source, Accuracy, Completeness and Reliability Assessments: (a) U.S. Department of State: (a.1) Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; (a.2) International Religious Freedom Reports; (a.3) Profiles of Asylum Claims and Country Conditions Reports; (a.4) Issue Papers; (a.5) U.S. Embassy/Consulate based Fraud Prevention Investigator `Reports of Investigation' (asserting, either document, and/or some other form of fraud, together with the country-specific and Questioned Document Examination credentials/competencies of the named author(s); (B) Forensics Document Laboratory (FDL) `Reports of Investigation' asserting document fraud, together with the country-specific and Questioned Document Examination credentials/competencies of the named author(s); (C) Other U.S. Government `Reports of Investigation' asserting, either document fraud, and/or an alleged violation of a national, regional or local law, policy, ethnic, religious, societal based custom, tradition, or norm, together with the country and subject-specific credentials of the named author(s) (any and all research results are intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney);
  • Translation (legible, non-English typed text to English; legible typed English to a non-English language; audible non-English to English; audible English to a non-English language) (any and all results are intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney);
  • Foreign Legal Research: True copies (not interpretations) of non-U.S. legislation, laws, edicts, regulations and policies. (any and all research results are intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney). Regarding Legal Advice: NO information emanating, either from the agency, agency associates, experts, web sites, or publications is intended, does NOT constitute and should therefore NOT be interpreted as legal advice. Said agency is a supplement to, NOT a substitute for, a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney;
  • Lawyer Referrals (to competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorneys with experience in the preparation and effective defense of appeals, both the the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal);
  • Lawyer Mentor Referrals (to competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorneys with experience in the preparation and effective defense of appeals, both to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal);
  • Tutorials: (1) Consumers; (2) Attorneys (immigration and non-immigration specialists); (3) Law Office Paralegals and Support Staff; (4) Law School Immigration Clinic Participants and Support Staff; (5) Country Experts (expert witnesses).
  • Legal Briefs (intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney).
  • Ethics and Professionalism Misconduct Complaint Preparation (attorneys, asylum officers, U.S. Government Trial Attorneys, Immigration Judges, Fraud Prevention Investigators, Forensics Document Laboratory Document Examiners, etc.; Intended for pre-filing examination by a competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorney)

heading PARDS Report-Specific Source, Accuracy, Completeness and Reliability Assessments

Options

Level 1: Combs for and illuminates:

  1. Presence or absence of objective, authoritative sources
  2. Presence of uncorroborated assertions

Level 2: Combs for and illuminates:

  1. Internal Inconsistencies
  2. Distortions
  3. Significant Omissions

Level 3: Reconciles specific assertions with multiple, authoritative, non-U.S. Government source data illuminating D.O.S. editorial spin.

Level 4: Combination of Levels 1, 2, and 3.

Samples

heading China Family Planning One Child Policy Cases

heading Consumer Tips on How to Identify, Hire, and Benefit from a Competent, Diligent, and Ethical Immigration Attorney

Attorneys don't come with a warning label. Hiring the wrong attorney will cost you more than money.

FACT: Attorneys are not required to successfully pass an immigration law proficiency test prior to accepting and representing clients seeking immigration benefits.

FACT: There is no examination which tests attorney competency in the area of U.S. immigration law.

FACT: Membership in the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) is not, in and of itself, an indication of attorney competency in immigration law, diligence, or strict adherence to ethical and professional business practices.

  1. PARDS `Attorney Do Not Call, Will Not Assist List' (call for current version)
  2. Attorney Pre-Hiring Questionnaire (DOC, 28KB)
  3. EOIR Implements Regulation to Enhance Attorney Discipline Program (PDF, 49KB)
  4. American Bar Association (ABA)
    1. Model Rules of Professional Conduct (DOC, 201KB)
    2. Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Subject Guide (PDF, 131KB)
  5. PARDS List of Attorney Grievance Committees by State (PDF, 100KB)
  6. EOIR 44 Immigration Practitioner Complaint Form (rev. December 2005) (PDF, 70.7KB)
  7. National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC)
    1. Disciplinary Procedural Rules by State
    2. Professional Conduct Rules by State
    3. State-Specific Ethics Opinions
heading Official Misconduct, Unethical and Criminal Behavior, Incompetence and Fraud
  1. PARDS Client Misconduct Policy (rev. January 13, 2009) (call for current version)
  2. Asylum Officers
  3. Immigration Judges
    1. Ethics Manual (January 2001) for EOIR Employed Immigration Judges, Members of the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Administrative Law Judges (PDF 2.03MB)
    2. Procedure for Filing a Formal Complaint regarding Misconduct by an Immigration Judge (rev. January 27, 2009 - DOC 32.5KB)
  4. U.S. Trial Attorneys
    1. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Trial Attorneys (rev. December 28, 2008 - DOC - 35KB)
    2. U.S. Trial Attorney Regulating Authorities, Ethics and Misconduct Complaints (rev. March 30, 2009 - DOC - 30.5KB)
  5. Immigration Attorneys
    1. List of Currently Disciplined Practitioners
    2. Immigration Attorney Regulating Authorities, Ethics and Misconduct Complaints (rev. January 13, 2009 - DOC - 154KB)
  6. Court Interpreters (translators)
    1. Procedure for Filing a Formal Complaint regarding Misconduct by Court Interpreters (translator) (rev. February 26, 2009 - DOC 33.0KB)
  7. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FSN Fraud Prevention Investigators stationed at U.S. Embassies and Consulates, in the Context of Discerning the Authenticity of Foreign Government Issued Documents  Department of State
  8. FSN Fraud Prevention Investigators as a National Security Risk Factor, Producing and Peddling Fraudulent Reports of Investigation in the Context of Discerning the Authenticity of Foreign Government Issued Documents
  9. Forensics Document Laboratory (FDL) Forensics Document Examiners, Reports of Investigation (rev. August 16, 2009, DOC 32KB)
  10. USCIS Forensics Document Examiners
  11. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents  U.S. Customs and Border Protection
heading International Human Rights Instruments
  1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (DOC, 44KB), Russian translation (DOC, 67KB)
  2. Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (DOC, 296KB)
  3. Convention Against Torture (CAT) (DOC, 489KB)
  4. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention) (DOC, 39KB)
  5. Geneva Conventions
  6. UNHCR Guidelines on International Protection: Application of the Exclusion Clauses (September 4, 2003) (PDF, 175KB)
  7. UNHCR Guidelines on International Protection: Gender Related Persecution (May 7, 2002) (PDF, 99.1KB)
  8. UNHCR Guidelines on International Protection: Internal Flight or Relocation Alternative (July 23, 2003) (PDF, 122KB)
  9. UNHCR Guidelines on International Protection: Religion Based Claims (April 28, 2004) (PDF, 69.8KB)
  10. UNHCR Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (November 21, 2008) (PDF, 227KB)
  11. UNHCR Guidelines on International Protection Membership in a Particular Social Group (May 7, 2002) (PDF, 51.2KB)
  12. UNHCR Guidelines on International Protection Cessation of Refugee Status (February 10, 2003) (PDF, 80.5KB)
  13. UNHCR Guidelines on International Protection (April 7, 2006) (PDF, 157KB)
  14. 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (PDF, 301KB)
  15. Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (DOC, 97.0KB)
  16. Convention on the Rights of the Child (DOC, 99.00KB)
  17. Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (DOC, 72KB)
  18. Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity (DOC, 38KB)
  19. Declaration on Territorial Asylum (DOC, 32KB)
  20. Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals who are not Nationals of the Country in which they Live (DOC, 40KB)
  21. Convention on the Nationality of Married Women (DOC, 40KB)
  22. Principles of International Cooperation in the Detection, Arrest, Extradition and Punishment of Persons Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity (DOC, 32KB)
  23. Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 (Protocol I) (DOC, 249KB)
  24. Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II) (DOC, 63KB)
  25. Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (DOC, 32KB)
  26. Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (DOC, 42KB)
  27. Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (DOC, 56KB)
  28. Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (DOC, 83KB)
heading Immigration Law Advisor

The Immigration Law Advisor is a professional monthly newsletter produced by the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The purpose of this publication is to disseminate judicial, administrative, regulatory, and legislative developments in immigration law pertinent to the mission of the Immigration Courts and Board of Immigration Appeals. Call PARDS for a copy of more recent volumes not appearing below.

  1. 2010
  2. 2009
  3. 2008
  4. 2007
heading Immigration Litigation Bulletins

A monthly publication intended to keep litigation attorneys within the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security informed about immigration litigation matters and a forum wherein field offices can share information. Call PARDS for copies of more recent volumes not appearing below.

  1. 2010
  2. 2009
  3. 2008
  4. 2007
  5. 2006
  6. 2005
  7. 2004
  8. 2003
  9. 2002
heading Immigration Detainees

  1. Guides and Manuals
    1. Immigration Detention and Removal, A Guide for Detainees and their Familes, by Bryan Lonegan and the Immigration Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society, dated October 2004 (PDF, 172KB)
    2. Study on Asylum Seekers in Expedited Removal, Conditions of Detaineed Asylum Seekers Subjected to Expedited Removal, dated February 2005 (PDF, 1.14MB)
    3. Detained Asylum Seekers (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1999 Report to Congress (PDF, 128KB)
    4. A Legal Guide for ICE Detainees (American Bar Association) 2006 (PDF, 462KB)
  2. U.S. Government Directives
    1. Consular Notification for Aliens Detained Prior to Order of Deportation (January 17, 2007)
    2. ICE Detainee Transfers, Detention Standards (December 2, 2008) (PDF, 184KB)
  3. Forms
    1. Detainee Grievance Form (PDF, 94KB)
  4. ICE Detention Facilities
    1. San Juan Office, Aquadilla Service Processing Center, Puerto Rico
    2. Aurora Office, Auora Contract Detention Facility, Colorado
    3. Miami Field Office, Broward Transitional Center, Florida
    4. Buffalo Office, Buffalo Federal Detention Center, New York
    5. San Diego Office, El Centro Service Processing Center, California
    6. New Jersey Office, Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility, New Jersey
    7. El Paso Office, El Paso Service Processing Center, Texas
    8. Eloy Contract Detention Facility, Arizona
    9. Florence Service Processing Center, Arizona
    10. Houston Contract Detention Facility, Texas
    11. Miami Office, Krome Service Processing Center, Florida
    12. San Antonio Office, Laredo Contract Detention Facility, Texas
    13. New Orleans Field Office, LaSalle Detention Facility, Louisiana
    14. San Diego Field Office, Otay Detention Facility, California
    15. Phoenix Field Office, Pinal County Adult Detention Center, Arizona
    16. Harlingen Office, Port Isabel Service Processing Center, Texas
    17. Los Angeles Field Office, San Pedro Service Processing Center, California
    18. San Antonio Field Office, South Texas Detention Facility, Texas
    19. Atlanta Office, Stewart Detention Center, Georgia
    20. Tacoma Office, Tacoma Contract Detention Facility, Washington
    21. San Antonio Office, Willacy County Detention Center, Texas
    22. New York Field Office, Varick Federal Detention Facility, New York
heading Minority Populations at Risk (call for a more comprehensive list and access to internationally known and respected country experts with subject/topic-specific expertise)

  1. Afghanistan (Hazaras) (DOC, 526KB)
  2. Afghanistan (Pashtuns) (DOC, 530KB)
  3. Angola (Cabinda) (DOC, 119KB)
  4. Azerbaijan (Armenians) (DOC, 262KB)
  5. Bolivia (Indigenous Highland Peoples) (DOC, 153KB)
  6. Burundi (Hutus) (DOC, 190KB)
  7. China (Turkmen) (DOC, 181KB)
  8. India (Assamese) (DOC, 124KB)
  9. India (Bodos) (DOC, 124KB)
  10. India (Kashmiris) (DOC, 353KB)
  11. Iraq (Kurds) (DOC, 211KB)
  12. Israel (Palestinians) (DOC, 337KB)
  13. Kyrgyzstan (Uzbeks) (DOC, 168KB)
  14. Mexico (Indigenous) (DOC, 117KB)
  15. Mexico (Zapotecs) (DOC, 121KB)
  16. Nigeria (Ijaw) (DOC, 180KB)
  17. Russia (Chechens) (DOC, 358KB)
  18. Sudan (Black Muslims in Darfur) (DOC, 39KB)
  19. Sudan (Nuba) (DOC, 126KB)
  20. Sudan (Southerners) (DOC, 139KB)
  21. Turkey (Kurds) (DOC, 406KB)
  22. Uganda (Acholi) (DOC, 157KB)
   

heading U.S. Government Forms

(see: www.uscis.gov/forms & www.justice.gov/eoir/list-downloadable-eoir-forms to identify, access and download the most recent government forms and instructions. Prior to filing a completed form, application, petition, supplementary evidence, written or verbal statement with a U.S. government agency, consult one (1) or more competent, diligent, ethical and professional immigration attorneys.)
 

  1. I-589, Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal (expires April 30, 2011, PDF, 262KB), instructions (PDF, 437KB)
  2. G-325A, Biographic Information (PDF, 300KB)
  3. EOIR 26 Notice of Appeal from a Decision of an Immigration Judge (rev. December 2005)
  4. EOIR 26A Fee Waiver Request (undated)
  5. EOIR 27 Notice of Entrance of Appearance as Attorney or Representative before the Board of Immigration Appeals (rev. May 2006)
  6. EOIR 28 Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative before the Immigration Court (rev. October 2006)
  7. EOIR Form 29 Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of a USCIS Officer (rev. April 2009) (PDF, 13.6KB)
  8. EOIR 30 Subpoena (rev. June 1992)
  9. EOIR 33 Alien's Change of Address Form, Board of Immigration Appeals (rev. July 2008)
  10. EOIR 40 Application for Suspension of Deportation (rec. January 2006)
  11. EOIR 42A Application for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents (January 2006)
  12. EOIR 42B Application for Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment of Status for Certain Non-Permanent Residents (rev. January 2006)
  13. EOIR 44 Immigration Practitioner Complaint Form (rev. December 2005)
  14. EOIR 45 Notice of Appeal from a Decision of an Adjudicating Official in a Practitioner Disciplinary Case (rev. December 2005)
  15. I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Instructions (rev. May 27, 2008)
  16. I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (rev. May 27, 2008)
  17. G-28 Notice of Entrance of Appearance as Attorney or Representative (rev. September 26, 2000)
  18. I-130 Petition for Alien Relative Instructions (rev. May 27, 2008)
  19. I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (rev. May 27, 2008)
  20. I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker Instructions(rev. May 16, 2008)
  21. I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (rev. May 16, 2008)
  22. I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission Into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal (PDF, 111KB)
  23. I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion Instructions (rev. March 4, 2008)
  24. I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion (rev. March 4, 2008)
  25. I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal Instructions (rev. July 30, 2007)
  26. I-881 Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (rev. August 30, 2007)
  27. Detainee Grievance Form (PDF, 94KB)
heading U.S. Government Asylum Processing Manuals and Directives

  1. D.O.J. Uniform Docketing System Manual, EOIR Chief Immigration Judge (rev. July 2008) (PDF, 526KB)
  2. Revised Operating Policy and Procedures Memorandum, Asylum Request Processing - rev. August 4, 2000 (PDF, 137KB)
  3. Affirmative Asylum Procedures Manual - rev. February 2003 (PDF, 1.85MB)
  4. Immigration Judge Benchbook - rev. October 2001 (PDF, 7.8MB)
  5. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Practice Manual - rev. June 25, 2004 (PDF, 13.3MB)
  6. Oral Argument before the Board of Immigration Appeals - rev. November 1, 1999 (PDF, 37KB)
  7. Immigration Law In The Ninth Circuit - rev. November 2006 (PDF, 780KB)
  8. U.S. Department of Defense Directive 2000.11 (March 3, 1972) Procedures for Handling Requests for Political Asylum and Temporary Refuge, Incorporating Change 1 of May 17, 1973 (PDF, 117KB)
    Applies to the active U.S. Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve for (1) The Army National Guard under state control; (2) Army elements operative as part of a diplomatic mission; and (3) Army elements located within the geographic area of a unified or specific command, and not subject to direct embassy control.
  9. U.S. Army Regulation 550-1 (June 21, 2004) Used with Department of Defense Directive 2000.11 (PDF, 51KB)
    1. EOIR News Release (Manual for Presenting Cases before the Immigration Courts Nationwide) February 28, 2008 (current as of April 13, 2009) (DOC, 34.0KB)
    2. Board of Immigration Appeals Practice Manual (current as of April 13, 2009) (PDF, 490KB)
    1. EOIR News Release (Unaccompanied Alien Children in Proceedings, Guidelines for Immigration Court Cases Involving Unaccompanied Alien Children) April 22, 2008 (DOC, 45.5KB)
    2. EOIR Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum 07-01 Guidelines for Immigration Court Cases Involving Unaccompanied Alien Children (May 22, 2007) (PDF, 420KB)
heading Non-Governmental Organization Manuals

  1. Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Manual (PDF, 5.10MB)
  2. Asylum Applicants in Expedited Removal (PDF, 1.14MB)
heading Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

  1. Form I-821, Temporary Protective Status (TPS) Application (expires October 31, 2010) (PDF, 263KB)
  2. Burundi (expired October 29, 2007, DOC, 28.0KB)
  3. El Salvador (expires September 9, 2010, DOC, 38.5KB)
  4. Haiti
    1. English Text(DOC, 100KB)
    2. French Text(DOC, 87.0KB)
  5. Honduras (expires July 5, 2010, DOC, 36.0KB)*
  6. Liberia (expired October 1, 2007, DOC, 36.0KB)
  7. Nicaragua (expires July 5, 2010, DOC, 36.5KB)*
  8. Sierra Leone (expired May 3, 2004, DOC, 28.0KB)
  9. Somalia (expired September 17, 2009, DOC, 36.5KB)
  10. Sudan
    1. Expires May 2, 2010 (DOC, 36.5KB)
    2. Expires November 2, 2011 (DOC, 30.0KB)
  11. Honduras and Nicaragua USCIS Update (dated November 21, 2008, PDF, 33.1KB)*
heading TPS Archive

  1. Current Immigration Policy and Issues (3 reports)
  2. DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Extension for El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua (February 23, 2006) (PDF, 35KB)
heading Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR)

  1. EOIR Asylum and Withholding of Removal Case Status Inquiry Telephone Numbers
    1. Asylum and Withholding of Removal Claim Status Inquiry Telephone Numbers (rev. January 10, 2009 - DOC 35.0KB)
    2. EOIR Address, Telephone, and Fax Number (rev. February 26, 2009 - DOC 28.5KB)

  2. Prepare and File a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request with the EOIR
    1. How to File a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request with the EOIR (PDF, 48.2KB)

  3. EOIR Improvement Measures
    1. EOIR's Improvement Measures - Progress Overview (dated September 8, 2008 - PDF, 95.8KB)
    2. Oversight of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (dated September 23, 2008 - PDF, 98.6KB)
    3. EOIR Improvement Measures Update (June 5, 2009 - PDF, 64.3KB)

  4. EOIR Disciplinary Program and Professional Conduct
    1. EOIR Rules for Immigration Attorneys and Representatives (March 20, 2009 - PDF, 90.2KB)
    2. EOIR List of Currently Suspended Attorneys

  5. Who Can Represent an Alien in Immigration Proceedings?
    1. EOIR Fact Sheet - Who Can Represent an Alien in Immigration Proceedings? (rev. October 2, 2009 - PDF, 72.5KB)
heading U.S. Immigration Judges
 
US Immigration Jurisdictions MapUS Immigration Jurisdictions Map
 
  1. Ethics Manual (January 2007) for EOIR Employed Immigration Judges, Members of the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Administrative Law Judges (PDF 2.03MB)
  2. GAO Report U.S. Asylum System Significant Variation Existed in Asylum Outcomes Across Immigration Courts and Judges (September 2008) (rev. June 2007 - PDF, 2.79MB)
  3. Immigration Judges by Jurisdiction and Grant Rate (rev. June 2007 - DOC, 168KB)
  4. Immigration Judges by Jurisdiction and Grant Rate (archive, rev. May 2006 - DOC, 105KB)
  5. Immigration Judges by Jurisdiction and Grant Rate (archive, rev. January 2005, DOC, 64KB)
  6. TRAC Immigration Report (immigration judge grant rate analysis)
  7. Immigration Judge Grant Rate Disparity (September 4, 2006, PDF, 13KB)
  8. List of U.S. Immigration Jurisdictions to be Avoided (DOC, 53KB)
  9. Individual Judges
  10. Deportee Mortality Rate by Immigration Judge (rev. March 17, 2010) (DOC, 307kb)
    1. IJ James P. Vandello (Denver, Colorado) � Victim: Chocoy GUZMAN (Guatemala); Assisted by John Scott, Assistant Chief Counsel DHS/ICE
    2. IJ Jennie L. Giambastiani (Chicago, Illinois) � Victim: Benito SALDIBAR-PAYES (El Salvador); Assisted by Paula DAVIS, Assistant Chief Counsel DHS/ICE; Also Assisted by Karl V. COZAD, Deputy Chief Counsel DHS/ICE
    1. Decision of the Immigration Judge (IJ GIAMBASTIANI), November 3, 2005 (9 pages) (pdf, 476kb)
    2. Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) (Frederick D. HESS), April 30, 2007 (2 pages) (pdf, 181kb)
    3. Death Certificate of Benito Antonio ZALDIVAR PALLESA a.k.a. Benito SALDIBAR-PAYES, March 3, 2010 (Original in Spanish with English translation, 2 pages) (pdf, 181kb)
  11. Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication (May 15, 2007 - PDF, 440KB)
heading Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

  1. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Address and Phone Number (DOC, 29.0KB)
  2. EOIR Form 29 Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of a USCIS Officer (rev. April 2009) (PDF, 13.6KB)
  3. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Rules and Regulations (December 7, 2006) (DOC, 53KB)
  4. BIA Practice Manual
  5. Questions and Answers Questions and Answers Regarding Proceedings before the Board (PDF, 3.51MB)
  6. Questions and Answers Regarding Oral Arguments before the Board of Immigration Appeals (rev. November 1, 1999) (PDF, 37.0KB)
  7. Attorney General and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Precedent Decisions
  8. BIA Final Rule: Providing Quality Service through more Expeditious Review (August 23, 2002) (PDF, 38.4KB)
  9. Board of Immigration Appeals Membership List (rev. August 2009) (PDF, 49KB)
BIA Archive
  1. Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Membership List (rev. October 2006) (PDF, 35KB)
heading U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals Manuals and Directives
 
Circuit Courts of Appeals MapCircuit Courts of Appeals Map
 
  1. First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  2. Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  3. Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  4. Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  5. Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  6. Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  7. Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  8. Eight Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  9. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  10. Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  11. Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
heading Asylum Grant and Denial Rate by Country of Origin

The Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), Office of Planning and Analysis has assembled and released a series of annual statistical reports enumerating the number of asylum claims received, granted, denied, abandoned, and withdrawn by country. PARDS is unable to verify the accuracy of EOIR statistics. (call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below)

  1. 2009 (PDF, 23.5KB)
  2. 2008 (PDF, 24.8KB)
  3. 2007 (PDF, 474KB)
  4. 2006 (PDF, 28KB)
  5. 2005 (PDF, 19KB)
  6. 2004 (PDF, 19KB)
  7. 2003 (PDF, 19KB)
  8. 2002 (PDF, 19KB)
  9. 2001 (PDF, 28KB)
  10. 2000 (PDF, 18KB)
  11. 1999 (PDF, 21KB)
  12. 1998 (PDF, 21KB)
  13. 1997 (PDF, 29KB)
heading EOIR Statistical Year Books

The Statistical Year Books have been prepared as a public service by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and are strictly informational in nature.The following reports are intended to provide an introduction to the types of immigration matters processed by EOIR on a daily basis. (call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below)

  1. 2009 (PDF, 472KB)
  2. 2008 (DOC, 483KB)
  3. 2007 (PDF, 2.13MB)
  4. 2006 (PDF, 1070KB)
  5. 2005 (PDF, 549KB)
  6. 2004 (PDF, 509KB)
  7. 2003 (PDF, 670KB)
  8. 2002 (PDF, 720KB)
  9. 2001 (PDF, 1.67MB)
  10. 2000 (PDF, 729KB)
heading Office of Immigration Statistics, Department of Homeland Security (call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below)
  1. Office of Immigration Statistics 2008 Year Book (PDF, 2.86MB)
  2. Office of Immigration Statistics 2007 Year Book (PDF, 8.30MB)
  3. Office of Immigration Statistics 2006 Year Book (PDF, 3.40MB)
  4. Office of Immigration Statistics 2005 Year Book (PDF, 3.09MB)
  5. Office of Immigration Statistics 2004 Year Book (PDF, 1.55MB)
heading U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Membership (call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below)
  1. Members
  2. Hearings, Testimony, Statements, and Reports
  3. Legislative Calendar
  4. Legislative Reports
  5. Hearings for the 111th Congress
  6. Press Releases
  7. House Judiciary Committee web site
heading U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security (call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below)
  1. Members
  2. Documents
  3. Reports
  4. Web Links
  5. RSS Feed
  6. Transcripts
heading Law School Asylum and Immigration Clinic Pro Bono Program
  1. Professional Services*
  2. Submit a Research Request
  3. Experts**
  4. Law School Asylum and Immigration Pro Bono Clinic Program Tutorials (DOC, 31.5KB)
heading U.S. Sentencing Commission (call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below)
2006
  1. Interim Staff Report on Immigration Reform and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (January 20, 2006)
heading Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below)
2008
  1. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Security Check Procedures for Immigration Applications and Petitions (June 2008) (PDF, 2.58MB)
heading Government Accountability Office (GAO) (call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below)

2004
  1. Border Security Consular Identification Cards Accepted within United States, but Consistent Federal Guidance Needed (August 2004) (PDF, 1.63MB)
  2. Homeland Security Management Challenges Remain in Transforming Immigration Programs (October 2004) (PDF, 4.71MB)
2005
  1. Immigration Benefits Thirteenth Report Required by the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (October 21, 2005) (PDF, 69.9KB)
2006
  1. Immigration Benefits Fifteenth Report Required by the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (November 9, 2006) (PDF, 142KB)
2007
  1. Immigration Benefits Sixteenth Report Required by the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (April 27, 2007) (PDF, 153KB)
  2. Alien Detention Standards, Telephone Access Problems were Pervasive at Detention Facilities, Other Deficiencies did not Show a Pattern of Noncompliance (July 2007) (PDF, 75.9KB)
  3. Fraud Risks Complicate State's Ability to Manage Diversity Visa Program (September 2007) (PDF, 1.56MB)
  4. Immigration Enforcement, ICE Could Improve Controls to Help Guide Alien Removal Decision Making (October 2007) (PDF, 68.5KB)
  5. Immigration Benefits Seventeenth Report Required by the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (November 16, 2007) (PDF, 154KB)
2008
  1. Immigration Benefits Internal Controls for Adjudicating Humanitarian Parole Cases are generally Effective, but Some can be Strengthened (February 2008) (PDF, 1.17MB)
  2. Visa Waiver Program, Limitations with the Department of Homeland Security's Plan to Verify Departure of Foreign Nationals (February 2008) (PDF, 66.6KB)
  3. Alien Detention Standards, Observations on the Adherence to ICE's Medical Standards in Detention Facilities (June 4, 2008) (PDF, 71.9KB)
  4. U.S. Asylum System Significant Variation Existed in Asylum Outcomes Across Immigration Courts and Judges (September 2008) (PDF, 2.79MB)
  5. U.S. Asylum System Agencies Have Taken Action to Help Ensure Quality in the Asylum Adjudication Process, but Challenges Remain (September 2008) (PDF, 3.45MB)
  6. Actions Needed to Address Vulnerabilities in Process for Granting Permanent Residency (December 2008) (PDF, 720KB)
  7. U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program Planning and Execution Improvements Needed (December 2008) (PDF, 1.56MB)
2009
  1. Secure Border Initiative, Technology Deployment Delays Persist and the Impact of Border Fencing Has Not Been Assessed (GAO-09-896) (September 17, 2009) (PDF, 1.87MB)
  2. Border Patrol, Checkpoint Contribute to Border Patrol's Mission, but More Consistent Data Collection and Performance Measurement Could Improve Effectiveness (GAO-09-824) (August 2009) (PDF, 7.26MB)
  3. Testimony, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Coordinated Federal Decisions and Additional Data are Needed to Manage Potential Economic Impact of Applying U.S. Immigration Law (GAO-09-426T) (May 19, 2009) (PDF, 448KB)
  4. Sponsored Non-Citizens and Public Benefits, More Clarity in Federal Guidance and Better Access to Federal Information Could Improve Implementation of Income Eligibility Rules (GAO-09-375) (May 2009) (PDF, 579KB)
  5. U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Secure Border Initiative Fiscal Year 2009 Expenditure Plan (GAO-09-1013T) (April 30, 2009) (PDF, 2.5MB)
  6. Immigration Enforcement, Controls Over Program Authorizing State and Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Should be Strengthened (GAO-09-381T) (March 4, 2009) (PDF, 125KB)
  7. Testimony, Department of Homeland Security, Organizational Structure, Spending, and Staffing for Health Care Provided to Immigration Detainees (GAO-09-401T) (March 3, 2009) (PDF, 132KB)
  8. DHS Organizational Structure and Resources for Providing Health Care to Immigration Detainees (GAO-09-308R) (February 23, 2009) (PDF, 573KB)
  9. Federal User Fees, Additional Analyses and Timely Reviews Could Improve Immigration and Naturalization User Fee Design and USCIS Operations (GAO-09-180) (January 2009) (PDF, 1.192MB)
  10. Immigration Enforcement, Better Controls Needed Over Program Authorizing State and Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws (GAO-09-109) (January 2009) (PDF, 799KB)
  11. Immigration Application Fees, Costing Methodology Improvements Would Provide More Reliable Basis for Setting Fees (GAO-09-70) (January 2009) (PDF, 824KB)
2010
  1. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, DHS Should Conclude Negotiations and Finalize Regulations to Implement Federal Immigration Law (GAO-10-553) (May 2010) (PDF, 2.93MB)
  2. Secure Border Initiative, DHS has Faced Challenges Deploying Technology and Fencing Along the Southwest Border (GAO-10-651T) (May 4, 2010) (PDF, 261KB)
  3. CNMI Immigration and Border Control Databases (February 16, 2010) (GAO-10-345R) (PDF, 186KB)
heading Office of the Inspector General (call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below)
Immigration-Specific Reports

2010
  1. Independent Auditor's Report on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's FY 2009 Consolidated Balance Sheet (March 2010) (PDF, 1.05MB)
  2. Management Letter for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's FY 2009 Consolidated Balance Sheet (March 2010) (PDF, 977KB)
  3. Management Letter for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services FY 2009 Consolidated Balance Sheet (March 2010) (PDF, 912KB)
  4. Management Letter for U.S. Customs and Border Protections FY 2009 Consolidated Financial Statements (March 2010) (PDF, 847KB)
  5. Independent Review of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Reporting of FY 2009 Drug Control Obligations (January 2010) (PDF, 1.25MB)
  6. Independent Review of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Reporting of FY 2009 Drug Control Performance Summary Report (January 2010) (PDF, 1.74MB)
  7. Independent Review of the U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement's Reporting of FY 2009 Drug Control Obligations (January 2010) (PDF, 944KB)
  8. U.S. Customs and Immigration Services Implementation of the Kendall Frederick Citizenship Assistance Act (January 2010) (PDF, 695KB)
  9. Management and Oversight of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of International Affairs Internal Controls for Acquisitions and Employee Integrity Processes (January 2010) (PDF, 1.10MB)
  10. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Management Controls Over Detainee Telephone Services (January 2010) (PDF, 457KB)
2009
  1. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Process for Authorizing Medical Care for Immigration Detainees (December 2009) (PDF, 602KB)
  2. Release of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Worksite Enforcement Strategy (December 2009) (PDF, 345KB)
  3. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Policies and Procedures Related to Detainee Transfers (November 2009) (PDF, 606KB)
  4. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Bedspace Management, DHS Report (April 2009) (PDF, 896KB)
2008
  1. Independent Review of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Reporting of FY 2007 Drug Control Performance Summary (April 2008) (PDF, 738KB)
  2. The Federal Bureau of Investigations Security Check Procedures for Immigration Applications and Petitions (June 2008) (PDF, 2.58MB)
  3. ICE Policies Related to Detainee Deaths and the Oversight of Immigration Detention Facilities, DHS Report (June 2008) (PDF, 2.63MB)
2007
  1. An Assessment of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Fugitive Operations Teams (March 2007) (PDF, 2.97MB)
  2. Coordinating Between FBI and ICE on Investigations of Terrorist Financing, DHS Report (July 2007) (PDF, 5.53MB)
2006
  1. Detention and Removal of Illegal Aliens, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (April 2006) (PDF, 3.67MB)
  2. Review of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detainee Tracking Process (November 2006) (PDF, 349KB)
  3. Treatment of Immigration Detainees Housed at Immigration and Customs Enforcement Facilities (December 2006) (PDF, 1.75MB)

Semiannual Reports to Congress (contain immigration-related data) (call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below)
 
  1. April 1, 2000 to September 30, 2000 (PDF, 1.57MB)
  2. October 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001 (PDF, 366KB)
  3. April 1, 2001 to September 30, 2001 (PDF, 536KB)
  4. October 1, 2001 to March 31, 2002 (PDF, 389KB)
  5. April 1, 2002 to September 30, 2002 (PDF, 824KB)
  6. October 1, 2002 to March 31, 2003 (PDF, 1.06MB)
  7. April 1, 2003 to September 30, 2003 (PDF, 2.03MB)
  8. October 1, 2003 to March, 31, 2004 (PDF, 612KB)
  9. April 1, 2004 to September 30, 2004 (PDF, 1.21MB)
  10. October 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005 (PDF, 2.07MB)
  11. April 1, 2005 to September 30, 2005 (PDF, 1.86MB)
  12. October 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006 (PDF, 401KB)
  13. April 1, 2006 to September 30, 2006 (PDF, 1.38MB)
  14. October 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007 (PDF, 529KB)
  15. April 1, 2007 to September 30, 2007 (PDF,1.88MB)
  16. October 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008 (PDF, 1.90MB)
  17. April 1, 2008 to September 30, 2008 (PDF, 1.85MB)
  18. October 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009 (PDF, 6.57MB)
  19. April 1, 2009 - September 30, 2009 (PDF, 7.45MB)


 



heading Congressional Research Service Reports (CRS) - Immigration-Related (PDF)  Congressional Research Service
(call PARDS for copies of those reports not appearing below and access to internationally known and respected, subject/topic-specific expertise)

2008

  1. Visa Issuance Policy, Issues, and Legislation (January 24, 2008) Updated
  2. CRS Report The Federal Protective Service and Contract Security Guards A Statutory History and Current Status (May 29, 2008) Updated
  3. CRS Report The Federal Protective Service and Contract Security Guards A Statutory History and Current Status (June 30, 2008) Updated
  4. CRS Report Temporary Protected Status Current Immigration Policy and Issues (September 30, 2008) Updated
  5. CRS Report Unauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates A Legal Analysis (October 7, 2008) Updated
  6. CRS Report The Federal Protective Service and Contract Security Guards A Statutory History and Current Status (October 14, 2008) Updated

2007
  1. Alien Legalization and Adjustment of Status: A Primer (January 23, 2007)
  2. U.S. Immigration Policy on Asylum Seekers (January 25, 2007)
  3. Immigration-Related Detention: Current Legislative Issues (January 25, 2007)
  4. Unaccompanied Alien Children: Policies and Issues (March 1, 2007)
  5. U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions (May 11, 2007)
  6. Immigration Fraud: Policies, Investigations, and Issues (May 17, 2007)

2006
  1. Immigration: Selected Opinions of Judge Samuel Alito January 3, 2006)
  2. Border Security: Fences Along the U.S. International Border (January 11, 2006)
  3. Immigration Policy on Expedited Removal of Aliens (January 18, 2006)
  4. Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy (January 25, 2006)
  5. Border Security: Key Agencies and Their Missions (January 26, 2006)
  6. Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs (January 26, 2006)
  7. U.S. Immigration Policy on Asylum Seekers (January 27, 2006)
  8. Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues (January 27, 2006)
  9. DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Extension for El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua (February 23, 2006)
  10. The Effects on U.S. Farm Workers of an Agricultural Guest Worker Program (March 9, 2006)
  11. Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Congress (March 24, 2006)
  12. Legal Immigration: Modeling the Principle Components of Permanent Admissions (March 28, 2006)
  13. Criminalizing Unlawful Presence: Selected Issues (March 29, 2006)
  14. The U.N. Convention Against Torture: Overview of U.S. Implementation Policy Concerning the Removal of Aliens (April 4, 2006)
  15. Renditions: Constraints Imposed by Laws on Torture (April 5, 2006)
  16. Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs (April 6, 2006)
  17. Immigration Enforcement Within the United States (April 6, 2006)
  18. Civilian Patrols Along the Border: Legal and Policy Issues (April 7, 2006)
  19. U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions (April 17, 2006)
  20. Immigration Statistics on the Web (April 19, 2006)
  21. Terrorism and National Security: Issues and Trends (April 21, 2006)
  22. Criminalizing Unlawful Presence: Selected Issues (May 3, 2006)
  23. Immigration: Terrorist Grounds for Exclusion of Aliens (May 5, 2006)
  24. Immigration Litigation Reform (May 8, 2006)
  25. Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Congress (May 10, 2006)
  26. U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions (May 12, 2006)
  27. Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress (May 12, 2006)
  28. Immigration Policy on Expedited Removal of Aliens (May 15, 2006)
  29. Nonimmigrant Overstays: Brief Synthesis of the Issue (May 22, 2006)
  30. Border Security and Military Support: Legal Authorizations and Restrictions (May 23, 2006)
  31. Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations -- Background and Issues for Congress (June 1, 2006)
  32. Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Congress (June 8, 2006)
  33. Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress (June 9, 2006)
  34. Extraterritorial Application of American Criminal Law (August 11, 2006)
  35. Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations -- Background and Issues for Congress (August 14, 2006)
  36. International Terrorism: Threat, Policy, and Response (August 16, 2006)
  37. Homeland Security Intelligence: Perceptions, Statutory Definitions, and Approaches (August 18, 2006)
  38. Immigration: Terrorist Grounds for Exclusion and Removal of Aliens (September 5, 2006)
  39. Immigration-Related Document Fraud: Overview of Civil, Criminal, and Immigration Consequences (September 5, 2006)
  40. Terrorist Watchlist Checks and Air Passenger Prescreening (September 6, 2006)
  41. Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations -- Background and Issues for Congress (September 12, 2006)
  42. Undisclosed U.S. Detention Sites Overseas: Background and Legal Issues (September 12, 2006)
  43. Selected Procedural Safeguards in Federal, Military, and International Courts (September 18, 2006)
  44. Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Congress (September 19, 2006)
  45. Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity (September 20, 2006)
  46. Border Security: Barriers Along the U.S. International Border (September 21, 2006)
  47. Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress (September 21, 2006)
  48. The War Crimes Act: Current Issues (October 2, 2006)
  49. Foreign Students in the United States: Policies and Legislation (October 11, 2006)
  50. Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity (October 23, 2006)
  51. Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1998-2005 (October 23, 2006)
  52. Interrogation of Detainees: Overview of the McCain Amendment (October 23, 2006)
  53. Specialty Crop Issues in the 109th Congress (October 24, 2006)
  54. Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations -- Background and Issues for Congress (October 25, 2006)
  55. Border Security: Barriers Along the U.S. International Border (October 30, 2006)
  56. Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 109th Congress (November 7, 2006)
  57. U.S. International Borders: Brief Facts (November 9, 2006)
  58. Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs (December 11, 2006)
  59. U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions (December 13, 2006)
  60. Immigration Related Document Fraud Overview of Civil, Criminal, and Immigration Consequences (December 18, 2006) Updated

CRS Reports Published Prior to 2006 (2005 and Older)
 

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