Written works on and procedure obviously have their limitations. As a source of news for the legal professional, law degree student or informed consumer, a book or other publication would tend come up short, since it is a static product. In terms of the physical nature of the text, there is no easy way for one to add in recent immigration law changes.
Even so, publishers continue to churn out new editions of books specifically devoted to being a guide to immigration law and procedure. What's more, people apparently are buying them; why would any company, individual or organization put a product on the shelves or on online listings if it were not of ultimate financial merit to its creator? One popular book series that strives to be a handbook for people from all walks of life on the subject is entitled Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell.
As part of a series, the book comes out in different editions based on the year of publication, as with a student textbook where very little information is changed but new technologies are highlighted for the reader so that they may seek out further information or answers to sections devoted to quizzes and review are revised for their accuracy. Seeing as new editions of this work are published regularly, it is not unreasonable to assume major immigration law changes will be incorporated into the body of the text in a seamless way.
Still, while the accuracy of data is always a priority, buying new edition after new edition for the sake of tracking immigration law changes may not be cost-effective to the reader. The success of this text and all handbooks like it must come from other elements of its "personality".
So, what qualities of Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell make any edition worth the price of admission? For one, the book is designed to provide the reader with a of immigration law, especially with respect to its origins. Applying a common sense rationale to this notion, if we are to fully understand any immigration law changes, we must certainly understand the depth of those changes.
The good thing about history is after events take place, they are pretty much set in stone; the only things that really change are details based on secondary and tertiary sources. In addition, the accessibility of the text is really what drives its success. Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell indicates in its title that it is presenting a general overview of immigration law practice in this country.
It is really a handy tool that both novices and experts can use, and is really more of a starting point than a real substitute for a licensed, trained . To keep abreast of any major immigration law changes, then, it would be wise to consult a real-life legal professional or governmental press releases.