Immigration Law

If your practice involves immigration, you’ve come to the right place. FindLaw's collection of Immigration Law articles, part of the Corporate Counsel Center Law Library, contains a wealth of information covering key topics like the manner in which the United States federal government controls the flow of foreign nationals into our country to the nuances of obtaining legal status of persons born outside the U.S. If you need more information on distinctions between natural born citizens and foreign nationals seeking immigrant or nonimmigrant visas, click on the links below. Keep in mind: states have very little control over visa procedures or regulations, with the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution trumping nearly all attempted state or local legislation surrounding immigration. You will also find articles on H-1B visas and related immigration legislation as well as a useful guide on the steps to help your clients become legal U.S. citizens.
Immigration Law Articles
    • Your Guide to Fair Employment
      Look At the Facts. Not At the Faces. Your Guide To Fair Employment. --- Introduction This guide is designed to help you, the employer, understand and comply with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In short, INA requires you to hire and/or ...

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    • What is the Affidavit of Support?
      The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRAIRA) provided that a family-based immigrant or an employment-based immigrant (if a relative of the alien is the petitioner or owns significant interest in the petitioning ...

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    • United States And Japan Agree To Start "Steel Dialogue"
      Following the past year's contentious exchanges between Japanese and U.S. officials over Japanese steel exports to the United States, the two countries have agreed to establish a "Steel Dialogue." This "Dialogue" is modeled on other bilateral ...

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    • U.S. Officials Continue to Decry Failure of the Government of Japan to Respond to Economic Situation in Japan as Yen Continues to Fall
      U.S. criticism of the Government of Japan's failure to boost domestic demand in the Japanese economy continued last week as the yen fell to an eight-year low against the U.S. dollar last Friday, and Japan reported that it had technically entered ...

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    • U.S.-Japan Consultations on Insurance Expected to Intensify in June
      The United States and Japan are expected to enter into consultations this month regarding the implementation of the bilateral insurance agreements and, specifically, the scheduled July 1 start date for the two and one-half year clock for Japanese ...

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    • Visa Denials
      Liza was excited. In three days her friend Timothy would come visit her in the United States. Suddenly, the phone rang. Liza couldnt believe her ears! Sadly, Timothy told her, "I cannot come...the consul said I am 214(b)."On any given day throughout ...

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    • Voluntary Departure: The New Poison Pill
      Some authors have observed that if voluntary departure did not exist it would have been invented because it was so beneficial to the Immigration & Naturalization Service ("Service") and for aliens. Voluntary departure allowed the Service to carry ...

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    • What is a Fiance Visa?
      The immigration laws provide a nonimmigrant visa classification (K-1) for individuals coming to the United States to marry American citizens. Procedurally, an American citizen must file a petition on Form I-129F, Petition for Relative or Fianci ...

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    • Tips for U.S. Visas: Fiancee(e)s
      The Immigration and Nationality Act provides a nonimmigrant visa classification "K-1" for aliens coming to the United States to marry American citizens and reside here. To establish K-1 visa classification for an alien fiance(e), an American citizen ...

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    • Tips for United States Visas: Business and Pleasure
      Visitors - Business and Pleasure Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. The "visitor ...

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