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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    • Avoiding Deportation
      The immigration law enumerates various grounds by which an alien in the United States may be subject to deportation. A common ground of deportability provides that an alien may be subject to deportation if he was excludable when he entered the ...

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    • Amnesty: Temporary to Permanent
      If you are a lawful, temporary resident under the legalization program, this may be the time for you to apply for lawful permanent status.If your temporary resident card Form I-688 says 210 on the front, you became a temporary resident because you ...

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    • American Citizen-Foreign National Marriages: Visa Procedures
      Bureau of Consular Affairs The Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, provides U.S. citizens with two options for facilitating the immigration of future spouses to the United States: the K-1 fiance visa and the alien-spouse immigrant visa ...

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    • Clinton Administration Releases Semi-Annual Report on the U.s.-Japan Auto Agreement
      Yesterday the Clinton Administration released its fifth semi-annual report on the U.S.-Japan Automotive Agreement which calls on Japan to "take concrete steps to further open and deregulate its automotive sector." The report, which was drafted ...

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    • Certification for Alien Healthcare Workers
      The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) amended the federal Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a new basis for excluding certain alien healthcare workers. The new law does not apply to doctors or to ...

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    • Can Business Survive Another Decade?
      November 6, 1996 marks the 10th anniversary of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). Although the legislation may be best remembered for its generous "amnesty" for undocumented aliens, of more lasting import were the employer sanction ...

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    • Outstanding Professors and Researchers
      Some employers can bypass the labor certification process and file an I-140 petition directly with the INS under a highly favorable category for outstanding professors and researchers (first preference, priority worker). A petition for an ...

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    • Permanent Residency Options
      Becoming a resident is a two-step process: An immigrant petition may be filed on behalf of the spouse, parent, child or a sibling of a US citizen, or the spouse or son/daughter of a permanent resident. There are different processing times for each ...

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    • Processing Updates
      are now filed directly with the Immigration Service's regional service centers in most jurisdictions, rather than with the local offices (effective November 29, 1996). The implementation of these new processing procedures is causing significant ...

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