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Links and Resources

Immigration-Related Agencies

U.S. Department of Homeland Security – http://www.dhs.gov
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – http://www.uscis.gov/
U.S. Customs and Border Protection – http://www.cbp.gov
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – http://www.ice.gov/
U.S. Department of State – http://www.state.gov/
U.S. Department of Labor – http://www.dol.gov/
Executive Office of Immigration Review – http://www.justice.gov/eoir

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security – http://www.dhs.gov
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – http://www.uscis.gov/
U.S. Customs and Border Protection – http://www.cbp.gov
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – http://www.ice.gov/
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Local Office (Portland, Maine) – https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=offices.detail&office=POM&OfficeLocator.office_type=LO&OfficeLocator.zipcode=04106
USCIS Citizenship Information – http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship
USCIS Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration – http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1322.html (Note: Please consult with legal counsel prior to registering. There may be some risks for certain individuals.)
USCIS Change of Address Form – http://www.uscis.gov/ar-11
USCIS Processing Times – https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do
USCIS Online Case Status Service – hhttps://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State – http://www.state.gov/
U.S. Consulates and Embassies – http://usembassy.state.gov/
Visa Bulletin – http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_1360.html
National Visa Center – http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1309.html

J-1 Waiver Review Division – http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/study-exchange/student/residency-waiver.html

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor – http://www.dol.gov/
USDOL Employment and Training Administration – http://www.doleta.gov
USDOL Labor Certification Processing Times – http://icert.doleta.gov
Maine Department of Labor – http://www.maine.gov/labor/

Other Resources

Visiting Canada: Countries/Territories whose citizens require visas to visit Canada – http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
American Immigration Lawyers Association – http://www.aila.org
The Immigration Portal – http://www.ilw.com
United Nations High Commission for Refugees – http://www.unhcr.org/
Know Your Rights – http://www.nilc.org/ce/ceindex.htm