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.
This list 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: 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 association of 13,500 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.
Immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute.
Attorney at the Immigration & Refugee Appellate Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
Brian D. Lerner
Immigration and deportation attorney from Los Angeles.
Immigration and employment lawyer in Miami and Houston.
Official Twitter feed about immigration policy from the Center for American Progress.
Daniel M. Kowalksi
Editor-in-chief of Bender's Immigration Bulletin, online content editor/contributor to the LexisNexis Immigration Law Community. Blogs at http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/immigration/default.aspx.
Immigrant rights advocate. Founder and executive director of America's Voice.
Immigration researcher and "recovering lawyer" at Human Rights Watch.
Twitter feed for Rose H. Robbins, J.D., an immigration lawyer in Boca Raton, Florida.
An immigration attorney and member of the AILA, an Ambassador to the American Immigration Council in Los Angeles, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Immigration Law Section at the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Joshua L. Goldstein
A Boston-based immigration lawyer and an active member of the New England Chapter of the AILA.
National immigration correspondent at the New York Times.
Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center and immigrant's rights attorney in Los Angeles.
Immigration reform activist and trial lawyer at Kolken & Kolken in Buffalo, New York. Blogs at http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29230-Matthew-Kolken-on-Deportation-And-Removal.
Twitter feed for Ruchi Thaker, an immigration attorney in New York City.
Twitter feed for Adam Edward Rothwell, an immigration attorney and active member of the AILA in Baltimore. Author of Legal Immigration: Truth, Fraud and the American Way.
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