Immigration Law

Immigration Law are statutes, rules and regulations set forth by the national government that controls the legal status of a person’s citizenship and the flow of foreign and non-citizens into and within the country. The law will cover matters such as visas and permits such as work visas, tourist visas, student visas as well as matters of permanent residence (Green Card), deportation, citizenship and naturalization. In the United States, Immigration Law is primarily managed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which replaced the Immigration and Naturalization Service. DHS is divided into three distinct departments: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


Michael Wechsler
6 min read
Yesterday the California Supreme Court ruled that a Mexican immigrant, living illegally in the United States for 20 years, may not be barred from becoming a state licensed attorney. Despite acknowledging that an undocumented immigrant's presence in the country was an ongoing violation of federal...