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Immigration Law Research

This guide provides a starting point for researching immigration law at the University of Hawaiʻi Law Library.

Why Country of Origin Information?

Country of Origin Information (COI) is information gathered from numerous sources on conditions in countries of origin of asylum seekers and others seeking protection. COI is fundamentally important in the adjudication of immigration benefits, petitions, protection determinations, and other immigration related requests including applications for asylum or refugee status, requests for review (RFR’s), intercountry adoptions, waivers of inadmissibility and humanitarian parole requests. Decision makers use country of origin information when deciding whether to grant asylum or other humanitarian requests.

Official Government Reports (U.S.)

Official Government Reports (Reports from U.N., other IGOs, and Foreign Governments)

Sources from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for COI research

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