Lawyer Resources

Resources for Lawyers

At the Center for Immigration Assistance (CFIA) we understand the important role that immigration attorneys can play in ensuring the liberty of a detained immigrant. It is with that in mind that we created this special section of our website to assist lawyers with information and resources they might need to help their clients in better understanding the immigration release process.

Additionally, CFIA has developed a relationship with one of the nation’s leading immigration bonding agencies to assist you and your firm with any detention release services you might need. Outlined below are a few of the advantages of working with our team.

Please feel free to browse our our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more. Additionally, do not hesitate to call our team 24/7/365 with any questions, comments or concerns, (844) 910-2342.

National Coverage

From information on the immigration bonding process, to searching for someone in ICE detention, to securing someone’s release, the Center for Immigration Assistance is here to help.

Through our surety relationship, you have access to the nation’s oldest and largest surety network of bonding agents in the country. No matter which of the 82 ICE-ERO detention facilities that your client might be detained in and no matter what state their family is located, we can facilitate any detained immigrant’s release within a few hours.


Technology is becoming more important in every aspect of our world including in the immigration bonding process. CFIA is proud to work with some of the leading immigrant/alien/defendant management technology companies in the industry. These new technologies don’t just benefit the immigration bonding agent and their clients, but they also have the ability to benefit the immigration lawyer. They allow lawyers to be more actively involved in their clients’ immigration bonding process and include innovative features ranging from court date notifications to rearrest alerts to form and document management tools.

Mobile Check-Ins

Stay in contact with your alien/immigrant clients through specifically scheduled check ins. Easily accessible through any mobile device, aliens/immigrants can quickly and periodically check in with you and their bonding agent. These check-ins can help you easily and unobtrusively maintain contact with clients that have cases that may span several years.

Extreme Mobility

Bond agents can work seamlessly with you and your alien/immigrant clients anywhere and anytime with seamless mobile integration. From underwriting to posting a bond to setting up notifications and reminders, bond agents have never been more empowered to help you and your clients.

Automated Notifications

Send and receive text, voice, email or regular mail notifications regarding appearance dates, court milestones, and other vital case deadlines.

Background and Criminal History Checks

Instant access to background information and criminal databases, to ensure that the bonding agent and you know as much information as possible regarding the true history of your potential clients.

Alien/Immigrant Alerts

Bond agents are notified instantly when one of your alien/immigrant clients has been arrested anywhere in the country.

Customer Service

The CFIA team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you and your clients. We understand that there is never a bad time to help an individual achieve their liberty, so we ensure that we will always be ready and willing to assist you and your clients, no matter, what time, or what day. That is our promise.

Additional Attorney Resources

Immigration Law Research Guide (Georgetown)

This is a great resource provided by the Georgetown Law Library. It includes information on immigration statutes and legislation, federal agencies, administrative materials, secondary sources, forms and guidelines and organizations.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – Legal Resources

This site provides information on immigration laws, regulations, and other authorities, including interpretations and policies that USCIS and other immigration-related components of the Department of Homeland Security follow.

US Department of Homeland Security – Immigration Data & Statistics

This site provides public data and information useful in evaluating the social, economic, environmental, and demographic impact of immigration laws. Additionally it sets standards of reliability and validity for immigration statistics collected by the Department’s operational Components.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is one of the nation’s oldest and largest associations consisting of more than 15,000 immigration attorneys and law professors. According to the website, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees. This site provides a long list of online resources available to immigration lawyers.

This includes resources on the following topics:

    • Legal Research
    • Executive Office & Relevant Agencies
    • Government Information
    • Immigration-Related Organizations
    • Policy Research
    • Legislative Research
    • Judicial and Administrative Research
    • Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Refugees
    • Children’s Issues
    • Law and Professional Associations
    • International
    • Pro Bono
    • General Litigation

Washington Defender Association – Immigration Project

Based in Seattle, the Washington Defender Association is committed to defending and advancing the rights of noncitizens within the criminal justice system. They provide a variety of very useful publications available for free download.

Immigrant Legal Resources Center

Based in San Francisco, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center offers free as well as inexpensive immigration law webinars and practice manuals. Their website has a comprehensive list of services and resources available to immigration attorneys.

National Immigration Law Center

Located in Los Angeles, California, the National Immigration Center is an excellent community resource. Their website has a comprehensive list of US immigrant resource coalitions.

National Immigration Justice Center

Based in Chicago, Illinois, the National Immigration Justice Center provides attorney’s with a long list of resources. They also have valuable training provided to any attorneys interested in pro bono work for them.

National Immigration Project of the Nation Lawyers Guild

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the National Immigration Project of the national Lawyers Guild, gives legal assistance to practitioners and advocates in the immigration community. The also provide an attorney directory as well as provide advocacy for non-citizens living with AIDS/HIV.

Immigrant Defense Project

New York, NYProvides assistance to immigrants facing criminal issues and resources related to immigration consequences of crimes in the eastern states (CT, NY, NJ, VT and PA).

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc

Based in Washington, DC, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network is a valuable resource for many non-profit organizations, community-organizations as well as private immigration attorneys. The organization provides a variety of resources.

American Immigration Council

Based in Washington, DC, the American Immigration Council offers several programs that focus on advocacy, education, resources, litigation and more in the immigration field. Their robust Legal Action Center provides a wealth of resources to immigration attorneys.

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