Use HeinOnline to Research the Issues Weighing on Today's World

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Hot Topic News, Immigration
Shannon Furtak

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have parts of Belgium in a historical lockdown and the rest of the world on edge, and tensions are growing both domestically and globally. When the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility, heated debates about the admission of Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees began worldwide. Conditions in war-torn Syria are such that millions of people are fleeing, some not surviving the journey to neighboring countries or Europe. For some, including key U.S. political figures, concern for the refugees' plight is outweighed by a fear of future acts of terror.

Run a HeinOnline catalog search for ISIS OR ISIL and receive these results, which contain Congressional hearings on the topic of the militant group.  Search for "Refugee Act" or "Refugee Relief Act" and receive results from several HeinOnline collections, including the Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. library. 

Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S.

This monumental collection compiles the most important historical documents and legislation related to immigration in the United States. In addition, the collection contains current hearings, debates, and recent developments in immigration law. Key titles include Reports of the Immigration Commission and the BIA Precedent Decisions, which is a working index to the Administrative Decisions under Immigration and Nationality LawsUsers can either browse the index or search for specific decision numbers:

Choose the Extradition subcollection to browse titles pertaining to extradition, deportation, and exclusion; the five-volume set of Extradition Laws and Treaties: United States is available here. The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants subcollection contains the full runs of two serials: Refugee Reports and World Refugee Survey, along with more than 100 Issue Papers.

Immigration Law & Policy in the U.Salso contains compiled legislative histories on immigration law, Code of Federal Regulations and U.S. Code Title 8, Congressional hearings and scholarly articles on this subject, and an extensive bibliography of related works to further research. The collection continues to be updated, with this month's addition of five volumes of the title Naturalization Laws, published by the GPO.

Find Scholarly Articles on Newsworthy Topics

Perform an advanced search in the Law Journal Library for (ISIS OR ISIL) AND terror*, and limit years to include only 2013 to date:

and receive these results.

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