Content Related To 'Immigration Laws'

Lawyers Association Provides Critical Information to Detained Immigrants, Families

Lawyers Association Provides Critical Information to Detained Immigrants, Families by Anna Marie Macías Sept. 18, 2008 Ever since Congress rejected an immigration reform bill last year, federal agents have enforced immigration laws more aggressively than ever, setting records for the largest numbers of undocumented immigrant laborers rounded up and deported from their homes, factories and […]

Immigration Visa Categories

Immigration Visa Categories A: Issued to diplomats and employees of foreign governments who come to the U.S. to work at an embassy or consulate for their country. This includes a foreign ambassador, a consul and their staffs. The A visa also includes the family members of the diplomatic staff. B: Used for foreign visitors to […]

Unlawful Presence & Waiver of Inadmissibility

Unlawful Presence & Waiver of Inadmissibility Section 212(a)(9)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states that any non-U.S. citizen who enters the U.S. illegally or stays in the country longer than permitted and who then leaves the U.S. after more than 180 days of unlawful presence may not return for three years. An alien who […]

Visas for Victims of Domestic Violence

Lea en español Visas for Victims of Domestic Violence Immigration through a U.S. citizen or permanent-resident family member usually requires that the citizen or permanent resident file a petition on behalf of the relative. This means the citizen or permanent resident controls the immigration process. In relationships in which domestic violence has occurred, this control […]

United States Immigration Laws

Lea en español United States Immigration Laws Immigration and Nationality Act: Codified under Title 8 of the U.S. Code, this 1952 act and its 1965 amendments form the basic body of U.S. immigration law. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: This act strengthened U.S. measures to deter illegal immigration through bolstered border enforcement and […]

Immigration Law

Immigration Law Websites Immigration Law Portal – Contains 50,000+ pages of information on immigration law. Free daily newspaper, Immigration Daily, is also available. – Links to immigration forms, ABC’s of immigration, State Department info, newsletters, and more. Blogs Immigration Blog – Current info and opinions on U.S. immigration law. U.S. Immigration Law News Blog […]

Asylum in the United States

Lea en español What is Asylum? Asylum is a process by which a foreign national may seek permanent residence in the United States, based on a history or reasonable fear of persecution in their country of origin, whether for political, religious, ethnic or other reasons. A person may apply for asylum while residing within the […]

United States Citizenship

Lea en español Naturalization: The Process for Becoming a U.S. Citizen A temporary or permanent visa will not give you all the rights and privileges of American citizenship—unless you go through the process known as “naturalization,” you won’t be able to vote, and you may face restrictions on travel, or on the ability to run […]

United States Citizenship Requirements

Lea en español United States Citizenship Requirements To qualify for naturalization to the U.S., you must show the U.S. government evidence that you: are at least 18 years old, lived as a legal immigrant in the U.S. for a specific period of time, lived for a specific period of time in the state or U.S. […]

United States Naturalization Process

Lea en español Citizenship Interview The law requires that every candidate for citizenship undergo an interview with an immigration officer. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will schedule the interview for you. At the interview, you take an oath to tell the truth and verify your identity by presenting your alien registration card, passport and visas […]