Immigration Law Guide

Immigration law refers to the rules set by the United States federal government for deciding who is allowed to enter the country, and for how long they’re allowed to stay. In this comprehensive guide, learn more about the United States approach to immigration law, including immigration fraud law, how to obtain visas or green cards, family immigration law, and how a criminal conviction may affect your standing.

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  • ContentWhat is Immigration Law?

    Immigration law refers to the rules established by the federal government for determining who is allowed to enter the country, and for how long. It also governs the naturalization process for those who desire to become U.S. citizens. Finally, when foreign nationals enter without permission, overstay their visit, or otherwise lose their legal status, immigration law controls how the detention and removal proceedings are carried out.

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  • ContentVisa Laws in the United States

    Foreigners who are on a visa to be in the United States need to understand the paperwork and files necessary to keep that visa valid. There are many different types of visas, each with their own set of rules and regulations.

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  • ContentGreen Card Laws

    The process of obtaining a green card can be quite vigorous and complicated. Individuals who are pursuing this permanent resident status may be turned away if they have been convicted of a crime or are believed to be in a fake marriage. Learn more about how to obtain and keep permanent resident status in the United States.

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  • ContentFamily Immigration Law

    A United States citizen can petition to have a family member become a legal permanent resident. The most common example of this is requesting citizenship for a spouse. The guidelines for this varies on a case by case basis. Learn more.

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  • ContentForeign Worker Certification Laws

    There are various means by which a foreign person can become approved to work in the United States. These possibilities include an alien labor certification, a B1 or B2 work visa, or a student work F1 visa. Learn more about the options.

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  • ContentNon-Citizens and Criminal Law

    Individuals who are trying to get citizenship or temporary residency in the United States undergo extensive background checks. If they have committed a serious crime before arriving in the U.S., or commit one after arriving, there could be serious consequences.

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  • ContentSeeking Asylum in the United States

    People who leave their home country because they fear persecution may apply for asylum in the United States. However, an applicant must meet several requirements and eligibility guidelines in order to be admitted.

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  • ContentImmigration Fraud Law

    Immigration fraud is usually committed through false documentation, securing visas, or even impersonating someone else. Immigration fraud is a serious problem and may cause a person to face criminal prosecution. Learn more about the laws regulating immigration fraud.

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