The Immigration Laws are very simple and clear. It determines who can enter the United States, how long they can stay, and when they must leave.
The federal immigration laws determine a foreigner’s rights, duties and obligations, and how they can obtain residency or citizenship within the United States. It also provides the means by which certain foreigners can become legally naturalized citizens with full citizenship rights. By controlling the visa process, the federal government can achieve the goals of its immigration policies.
The United States government may initiate deportation proceedings against aliens admitted under the INA who commit an aggravated felony within the United States. Failure of a foreigner to register, or provide a change of address, may cause them to be deported unless there is a valid and acceptable reason. If the government determines that a particular foreigner entered the country through the use of a falsified or otherwise fraudulent document, the government has the grounds to deport.
Some other grounds for deportation are as follows:
- Help or encourage another foreigner to enter the country illegally
- Being part of a fraudulent marriage solely for admission to the United States
- Participate in an activity that threatens US national security.
- Failure to update the government with a residential address every three months regardless of whether the address has changed
- Vote illegally
Immediate relatives are top of the list when it comes to qualifying for green cards (visa) and receiving them quickly. This category includes:
- Spouses of US citizens, widows and recent widowers, including spouses of the same sex if the marriage is considered legally valid.
- Single persons under 21 years of age with at least one US citizen parent.
- Parents of US citizens, if the US citizen child is at least 21 years of age.
- Stepchildren and stepparent of US citizens, if the marriage that created the step-parent / stepchild relationship took place before the child turned 18.
Children adopted by US citizens or permanent residents, if the adoption took place before the child reached the age of 16 and other conditions are met.
An unlimited number of visas are available to immediate family members of American citizens who make the request for them. Applicants can obtain a visa as soon as they arrive and make an application.
There are two types of visas: immigrant visas and nonimmigrant visas. The government mainly issues nonimmigrant visas to tourists and temporary business visitors. The government divides nonimmigrant visas into eighteen different types, but for most types, it does not impose a cap on the number of visas that can be issued in a year. Only a few categories of nonimmigrant visas allow their holders to work in the United States. Immigrant visas, on the other hand, allow their holders to remain permanently in the United States and eventually apply for citizenship. Foreigners with immigrant visas can also work in the United States. Congress limits the number of immigrant visas, which amounted to 675,000 in 1995. Many immigrant visas remain subject to country limits.
You must choose the specific purpose of your trip (such as tourism or going to a school) and apply for a specialized visa that authorizes that activity and no other. Each type of nonimmigrant visa is identified by a combination of letters and numbers. You may already be familiar with the most popular ones.
Types of nonimmigrant visas
- B-2, tourist visitor
- E-2, investor
- F-1, academic or language student
- H-1B, specialized worker
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