Immigration law refers to federal government rules that determine who is allowed to enter the U.S. and for how long; the naturalization process for those who want to become citizens; and detention and removal proceedings. Due to the rapidly changing nature of immigration law, it is a specialized practice among attorneys. However, even for experienced immigration lawyers, keeping up to date with relevant legislation and developments is essential.
That brings us to this list, which is based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity, the opinions of other immigration experts and influencers, as well as our own subjective judgment.
Note that some influential voices are not included, either because they don't have active Twitter accounts, or because they only tweet about immigration sporadically. Here, our goal is to provide the best possible stream of immigration law news, analyses and insight.
Official Twitter account for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a national group of 14,000 attorneys and law professors that practice and teach immigration law.
Immigration attorney; member of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild; and author of the Index of Unpublished Decisions of The Board of Immigration Appeals.
Daniel M. Kowalksi
Editor-in-Chief of Bender's Immigration Bulletin. Online Content Editor/Contributor to the LexisNexis Immigration Law Community. Blogs at lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/immigration/default.aspx.
Founder of an immigration, visa, and citizenship practice. Directs the immigration law curriculum at the Case Western Reserve and Cleveland-Marshall Schools of Law.
Immigrant rights advocate and former Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. One of the nation’s leading spokespersons for immigration reforms.
Senior Researcher in the U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch and investigates abuses in the U.S. immigration system. Former practitioner of immigration law.
An immigration attorney and expert on Univision'
Ambassador to the American Immigration Council in LA. Member of the Executive Committee for the Immigration Law Section at the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Chair of Bell Nunnally & Martin’s Immigration Section. Member of Genesis Women’s Shelter Pro Bono Immigration Services and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, an organization exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.
Immigration lawyer and member of the advisory board of Immigration Daily. Blogs at blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29230-Matthew-Kolken-on-Deportation-And-Removal.
Ruchi Thaker is an immigration lawyer who specializes in family-based immigration, asylum, consular processing, motions and appeals to the BIA and immigration courts, and more.
Adam Edward Rothwell is an immigration attorney and active member of the AILA. Author of Legal US Immigration: Truth, Fraud and the American Way.
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