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Learn About US Immigration Laws
Whether you'd like to know the meaning of a certain immigration term, who is eligible for U.S. visas or green cards, or whether you need a lawyer to handle your particular situation, this is the place to start. Browse the categories below.
Immigration Law Topics
- Permanent Residency (Green Cards) - Learn about the eligibility rules and process to become a permanent resident of the United States.
- Family-Based Immigration - U.S. Immigration laws are designed to offer family members a way to reunite in the United States. Learn about those options here.
- Employment-Based Immigration - Foreign nationals may have options to move to the U.S. to work, which can lead to permanent residence.
- Citizenship & Naturalization - Who can become a citizen of the U.S.? How does the naturalization process work? Find out here.
- Immigration Applications & Process - Learn about the basics rules and potential problems you may encounter when submitting your paperwork to the USCIS.
- Asylum & Refugee Protection - U.S. immigration laws offer safe haven for immigrants fleeing persecution in their home country.
- US Visas - Get information on the various types of temporary (non-immigrant) visas.
- Student Visas - Learn about the types of visas available for students, process of applying, and options after graduation.
- Working in the U.S. - All about work permits, work visas, & employment authorization documents.
- Deportation/Removal - Which immigrants can be deported? How does the removal procedure work? Can you fight removal from the U.S.?
- Hiring an Immigration Attorney - When do you need a lawyer and what can they do for you?
Immigration Books From Nolo
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