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Immigration to Louisiana and the United States: Attorney Resources

A guide designed to provide legal resources on United States immigration law and various related topics such as naturalization and asylum.

Louisiana attorneys are encouraged to provide pro bono services to assist indigent immigrants in need of legal assistance. This includes immigration-related state proceedings, as well as representation before USCIS and the United States Immigration Court. Attorneys who volunteer through an accredited non-profit legal aid organization are eligible to earn CLE credits for pro bono work.

Online Resources

  • Immigration Justice Campaign (American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Immigration Council, and American Bar Association): This campaign is an effort to coordinate volunteer attorneys who help immigrants in order to ameliorate the issue of immigration detention. Their page includes various guides to immigration law and procedure, as well as forms and templates.

  • National Immigration Project: An organization that unites immigration lawyer who work "to defend and extend the rights of all noncitizens in the United States, regardless of immigration status." Read new publications and get your name on their attorney network list.

  • Immigration & Asylum Law: A Beginner's Guide (Library of Congress): A Library of Congress guide to federal laws, textbooks, treatises, and handbooks that all discuss immigration and asylum law.

  • Technical Assistance (Immigrant Legal Resource Center): The page for the ILRC's "Attorney of the Day" consultation service, which provides expert legal technical assistance to attorneys, nonprofits, criminal defense attorneys, and others helping immigrant clients. The ILRC also offers immigration law training under the "Books and Trainings" tab.

  • Legal Resources for Attorneys (Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project): A collection of resources made for lawyers by ASAP, including guides on how to represent asylum seekers in court and manuals for best practices in asylum cases.

  • Form for Provisional Custody by Mandate (Louisiana Law Help): This form can be used to temporarily transfer custody/decision-making authority for your children to another person in the event of an emergency (for example, detention or deportation).

  • Paid an Immigration Bond? How to Get Money Back (NOLO): A guide that goes over how to get your money back after posting an immigration bond.

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