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Immigration law refers to the set of rules established by the government that determine who is allowed to enter the country, and how long they are allowed to be there. The laws oversee those who enter without permission, overstay, and lose their legal status, but also the process of naturalization for those who desire to become a U.S. Citizen. These laws can only be enacted by federal government, not state government.

Attorneys in this area of practice may assist visitors in gaining a tourist, work, or student visa, or a green card for those who stay in the country for an extended period of time. They may also assist in foreign adoptions and deportation defense. The work of immigration attorneys is rather diverse. Laws surrounding immigration are found in Title 8 of the United States Code.

Some Current Immigration Laws

Legal Immigration and Family Equity (“LIFE”) Act of 2000

H-1B Legislation -American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (“ACWIA”) and the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act of 2000 (“AC21”)

Section 245 (i) Legislation -State Department Authorization Act of 1994 and Departments of Commerce, Justice and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1997

Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act of 1997 (NACARA)

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Welfare Reform Law)

1996 Laws – the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRAIRA) and the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA)

Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT 90)

Immigration Nursing Relief Act of 1989 (INRA)

The Refugee Act of 1980

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