Widely considered more complex than the tax code, U.S. immigration law is not something you can learn in five minutes. Sometimes it doesn't even make logical sense. So if you're researching an immigration law matter, take the time to learn the fundamentals before leaping to any conclusions or making any decisions.
Difference Between U.S. Green Card and U.S. Citizenship
Clearing up a common source of confusion about U.S. immigration status.
Who Is an Undocumented Immigrant?
Myths, facts, and statistics about illegal immigrants' status in the United States.
What Happens If You Lie on an Immigration Application
U.S. immigration law contains many harsh penalties for making false statements on immigration applications.
When Proof of Good Moral Character Helps an Immigration Application—Or Doesn't
Many people wonder what they can do to show that they are a good person when submitting an application for an immigration benefit or when defending against deportation.
Foreign government officials in the U.S. enjoy some protection from prosecution, but not in all matters.
What Is a Temporary Green Card?
In legal terms, there's no such thing as a "temporary green card." However, it comes up as a slang expression for what's known as "conditional residence" in the United States.
Who Has the Power to Change U.S. Immigration Law?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled early on that immigration regulation was an exclusive responsibility of the federal government. From time to time state and local (city or county) governments attempt to make laws that affect immigration, but they’re usually unsuccessful.
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FAQs About Paying Immigration Filing Fees
No, you can't get a refund -- and other answers to common questions about immigration filing fees.
Sample Format for Translating Non-English Documents for Immigration Applications
You may be required to submit a translation along with a non-English certificate. Find out the appropriate format.
Obtaining Substitute Documents or Affidavits for Immigration Applications
What to do when the certificate or document you need for your application cannot be found.
How to Handle a Request for Evidence (RFE) From USCIS
RFEs can cause anxiety and worry for immigration applicants. Learn how to act swiftly in responding to an RFE.
How to Get a Copy of Your Immigration File (FOIA Requests)
You have a right to see copies of what materials the U.S. immigration authorities have on you.
My Country Has No U.S. Embassy: How Do I Get a Visa?
If you need to visit a U.S. consulate or embassy in order to apply for a visa or green card, but none exists in your country, what do you do?
Rules for Bringing Interpreters to Immigration (USCIS) Interviews
Need someone to translate from your own language to English when applying for a green card? You might need to bring that person with you.
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Inadmissibility: When the U.S. Can Keep You Out
A summary of the health, security, criminal, and other grounds upon which anyone can be denied a visa or green card.
How Can My Same-Sex Fiancé Attend a K-1 Visa Interview in Country That Persecutes LGBTQ People?
Arranging for third-country processing of a K-1 visa in situation where there is risk to a homosexual applicant in the home country.