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Immigrants and Refugees: U.S. Immigration Law

Topic Guide on Immigrants and Refugees - their plight, resources, and the laws around immigration
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/immigrants

Overviews of U.S. Law

Regulations and Policies

Court Cases

Immigration Legislation - S. 3036 – Keep Families Together Act

Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 06/07/2018)
Committees: Senate - Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate - 06/07/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3036; accessed June 18, 2018.

California Law

The landscape of California Laws is shifting each year. Refer to the updated sites like this one on DACA for more up-to-date coverage. 

Executive Actions

Biden Administration
Obama Administration

The Trump Era

Collection of Links from Trump Administration, many of which have been reversed, nonetheless, they happened and are kept as research notes. 

Trump Administration
List of court cases filed against Trump EOs

Key Statutes

A selection of major legislation related to immigration.  It is not intended to be a complete list.

More Laws
Pending Legislation

Key agencies

State Law related to immigration and refugees

Non-profit Organizations - R. 5950/S.2937 – the HELP Separated Children Act

Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 05/23/2018)
Committees: Senate - Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate - 05/23/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2937; accessed June 18, 2018.