About This Guide
This guide provides a starting point for researching immigration law at the University of Minnesota Law Library. Most of the resources listed here are available at this library, although you may find some useful sources at Wilson Library. Also, the University’s Immigration History Research Center collects information on American immigration and ethnic history and may be helpful for some researchers.
An illustration of immigrants on the steerage deck of an ocean steamer passing the Statue of Liberty from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, July 2, 1887. From the National Park Service.
Database Access Note: access to certain databases linked to in this guide may be restricted to members affiliated with the U of M Law School or the U of M Twin Cities campus. Please see our Databases Directory for further information on access privileges.
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