The US immigration process can be difficult to understand, as there is a complex body of law that establishes rules and guidelines to determine whether or not someone can enter and/or remain in the United States. Lawyers have contributed articles that describe some of the main immigration issues that arise when foreign nationals are seeking entry, residence or citizenship in the US.
Recent FindLaw Immigration Articles
- China increases family planning enforcement: the meaning for asylum
Provided by: Godoy Olivieri, Ltd.
Immigration law is rather unusual, in that foreign countries’ actions or laws can have an impact on U.S. proceedings. This is especially true for someone seeking asylum. Read More »
- Tech companies calling for more visas for skilled workers
Provided by: The Kasen Law Firm, LLC
Tech companies are advocating increased H-1B visas for skilled workers to fill jobs in their businesses that they have difficulty filling with U.S. workers. Read More »
- Immigrant avoided removal, despite conviction of a serious crime
Provided by: Goldstein & Scopellite, PC
The recent case of Rodriguez v. Holder demonstrates that an individual might avoid removal in certain circumstances, even if they have been convicted of a serious crime. Read More »
- The “cost” of deportation: $23,000 per person
Provided by: The Law Office of Cheryl R. David
Even as immigration reform remains debated in the Congress, deportations continue to take place regularly across the northeast and across the country. However, it is almost never in the headlines, and rarely reported in the news at all. Previously, federal customs officials conducted employment raids in which workers without proper documentation were whisked away. Today that strategy is less common. As reported by USAToday, Laurie Martinez, who works with immigrants in Wisconsin, stated that in the 1990s “[t]here was a backlash, children left behind. . . . Now it seems to be they're targeting people in jail, in the prison system." Read More »
- Long waits may lead to a revamp of immigration system in U.S.
Provided by: Genzale & Haven, LLP
The current system of processing visas may be undergoing significant changes which could have an impact on those immigrants currently waiting to have their requests examined. Read More »