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AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYER'S ASSOCIATION (AILA) - AILA is a national association of more than 13,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Founded in 1946, AILA is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for fair and reasonable immigration laws and policies. AILA is the go-to place for information on immigration.


U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (USCIS) - USCIS is the government agency that overseas lawful immigration to the United States. With over 18,000 employees and contractors worldwide, USCIS is charged with the task of granting immigration and citizenship benefits. Its website offers up-to-date information on policy changes, forms updates and the issuance of memorandum. It also provides information office closures due to unforeseen circumstances such as civil unrest and weather. 


BUTLER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (BCBA) - The Butler County Bar Association is a voluntary association of approximately 400 attorneys who either practice or live in Butler County, Ohio. The BCBA website provides public information concerning its Association and its activities, and the legal system within Butler County.


CINCINNATI BAR ASSOCIATION (CBA) - The Cincinnati Bar Association is one of the oldest and largest local legal associations in the United States. It is committed to providing information to the public regarding the legal community and legal education.


OHIO SUPREME COURT - The Supreme Court is the court of last resort in Ohio. Most of its cases are appeals from the 12 district courts of appeals. The Supreme Court has exclusive authority to regulate admission to the practice of law, the discipline of attorneys admitted to practice, and all other matters relating to the practice of law.


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE'S VISA BULLETIN - To check priority dates and therefore when your case is ready for filing with the Department of State, use this website.


U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) - ICE is the main investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE has more than 20,000 employees in offices throughout the United States and 47 foreign countries. Amongst one of its many duties, ICE is responsible for the detention of foreign nationals.


U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL (CBP) - CBP is one of Department of Homeland Security's largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility of securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations, including immigration and drug laws.


EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW (EOIR) - Otherwise known as the Immigration Court. EOIR is responsible for hearing and deciding immigration cases brought before it. This is where people who are caught in the United States illegally, out of status or having done something they shouldn't have done who are not United States citizens appear before an Immigration Judge. There are currently 260 immigration judges in 59 immigration courts throughout the United States.