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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

U.S. Immigration Made Easy

Ready to move to the USA? Here’s the insider’s guide you need!

How to Get a Green Card

Applying for a U.S. green card? Read this book first!

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Seeking citizenship? This book will tell you everything you need to know.

Fiance & Marriage Visas

Obtain a visa and stay with your spouse in the U.S.


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