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Immigration Law

A guide to resources for immigration law research at Temple Law Library

There are several organizations in the executive branch that play a role in implementing immigration laws. The larger umbrella organizations are the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was established in 2002 after the 9/11 attacks to prevent terrorism and enhance security, and the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), which adjudicates immigration cases under the authority of the Attorney General. There are other executive branch agencies like the Department of Labor, the Department of State, and the Department of Health and Human Services that also play a role in implementing immigration laws in such ways as issuing visas and handling the public health and social welfare concerns of immigrants. Please read in more detail what each executive office listed below does in the furtherance of immigration policies. You can follow each link to the respective homepage to find more information on the work these offices do. 

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Department of State

Department of Health & Human Services