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Resources Related to Trump Immigration/Refugee Orders: Resources & Tools


This is a list of resources that will help navigate the Trump administration's immigration ban. If you have resources to add to this guide, please email

Text of the Executive Order

At 4:42 PM on Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an unprecedented executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”  The full text of the order is available from the site. 

NOTE: The Official Text was published in the Federal Register on Feb. 1, 2017. 

Op-Ed Pieces from the WCL Community

Information from the Executive Branch

News & Updates on the Trump Administration Orders

Tips for Advocating/Protesting at Airports

Many lawyers (and law students) have headed to airports to assist detained individuals. LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law have granted permission to AUWCL students involved in such efforts to use Lexis Advance and Bloomberg Law on behalf of immigrants or refugees.

Resources available from PLI

Attorneys and law students interested in volunteering to represent immigrants, can take advantage of PLI's extensive programming, including a brand new One Hour Briefing on  Habeas Petitions.  Their On-Demand programs are available to you through our PLI Discover Plus subscription (see links below). Their programs cover topics such as Representing Unaccompanied Children and Defending Immigration Removal. They also have an upcoming program on Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants, which will be available via live webcast. (Students are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend the program, please see the application here: 

On-Demand Programming includes:

Legal Challenges

  • Current students, faculty and staff can track the ongoing cases using Bloomberg Law Dockets. Use the Litigation & Dockets tab to download relevant documents, track the docket and keep abreast of what is going on in each case. If you don't have a Bloomberg Law account, go to and follow the prompts. Please note that you must USE YOUR AU/WCL EMAIL ADDRESS to obtain a Bloomberg password.

Organizations to Contact

Take Action

Refugee Resettlement Resources

Users may also consult the following subject headings from the Pence Law Library Catalog to find books and materials available at the library: 

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook is the go to guide for immigration and refugee research. It is available at Pence by asking at the circulation desk or through the library's AILA subscription (current WCL students, faculty and staff only).

Using Fastcase for Immigration Research

Many practitioners have access to Fastcase through their bar or alumni associations. A list of bar associations with free access to Fastcase is available here:

Free Resources for Civil Rights Lawyers


Library Resources for Alumni

Access to Hein Online & Fastcase

WCL alumni have access to HeinOnline's Law Journal database and Fastcase’s federal and state case law collection via Hein. Alumni access to HeinOnline is available through the CareerLink home page that can be accessed using a personal login and password. To request a CareerLink account, send an e-mail to including your full name, date of graduation, degree program, and your primary e-mail address (which will become your CareerLink username). Registration may take up to two business days.

Other Databases & Resources

Due to license restrictions, WCL cannot offer remote access to other subscription-based databases to graduates, but Pence staff members welcome and encourage the use of the library's website and catalog at WCL alumni are also welcome to use the library and its collections the old-fashioned way—by stopping in during public hours. Reference librarians are happy to assist graduates with research . To contact a reference librarian, email


Research Resources

Search Google

Google Web Search

Ask Pence Law Library

Chat Service is offered during Reference Desk hours, and is available to AU and WCL currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.

Privacy: Pence Law Library values confidentiality. We may save a copy of your chat session for research or educational purposes, but will remove all identifying information.