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.

AILA
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.

Alex Nowrasteh
Immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute and co-author of Open Immigration: Yea & Nay. Blogs at cato.org/people/24454/blog.

America's Voice
An organization working to win common-sense immigration reform that guarantees full labor, civil and political rights for immigrants and their families. Blog: americasvoice.org/category/blog.

Angelo Paparelli
Thought leader and blogger on immigration law & policy. Founder of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers. Blogs at nationofimmigrators.com.

Ben Winograd
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attorney; member of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild; and author of the Index of Unpublished Decisions of The Board of Immigration Appeals.

Brian D. Lerner
Immigration lawyer who works on deportation cases all over the U.S. Certified specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. Produced over 600 immigration-related videos on YouTube.

Bruce Coane
Immigration and employment lawyer; founder of Coane and Associates, PLLC. Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Blogs at coane.com/blog.

CAP Immigration
Twitter feed about immigration policy from the Center for American Progress: americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/view.

Charles Kuck
Immigration lawyer, law professor, and advocate for immigrants and immigration reform. Blogs at musingsonimmigration.blogspot.com.

Cyrus Mehta
Attorney and adjunct professor teaching Immigration and Work. Special Counsel on immigration to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee. Blogs at blog.cyrusmehta.com/author/cyrus-d-mehta.

Dara Lind
Explainer journalist at Vox; covers immigration policy and politics, as well as and criminal justice: vox.com/authors/dara-lind.

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.

David Leopold
Founder of an immigration, visa, and citizenship practice. Directs the immigration law curriculum at the Case Western Reserve and Cleveland-Marshall Schools of Law.

Elise Foley
Reports about politics and immigration (including the intersection of the two) for the The Huffington Post. Read her work at huffingtonpost.com/author/elise-foley.

Frank Sharry
Immigrant rights advocate and former Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. One of the nation’s leading spokespersons for immigration reforms.

Grace Meng
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.

Greg Siskind
Co-Founder of Visalaw International. Advisory Board Member for ImmigrationWorksUSA. Author of LexisNexis’ J Visa Guidebook. Blogs at blog.ilw.com/gregsiskind.

ImmigLawProfBlog
Official Twitter feed for ImmigrationProf Blog, a member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

Jacob Sapochnick
Immigration attorney and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Blogs at visalawyerblog.com and immigrationlawyerblog.com.

Jessica Dominguez
An immigration attorney and expert on Univision's Despierta America and Primer Impacto. Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. (Tweets in Spanish.)

John Manley
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.

Joshua L. Goldstein
Immigration lawyer; specializes in deportation defense, citizenship, green cards through marriage, and employment-based immigration. Blog: immigrationlawyerslosangeles.com/blog.

Julia Preston
National immigration correspondent at The New York Times. Archive of articles: nytimes.com/by/julia-preston.

Karen Pollak
Chair of Bell Nunnally & Martin’s Immigration Section. Member of Genesis Women’s Shelter Pro Bono Immigration Services and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Marielena Hincapié

Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, an organization exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

Matthew Kolken
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.

NYCImmigrationLawyer
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.

USA Immigration
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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