Legal Terminology and Law Definition of Immigration Law

alien
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) considers an alien an individual who does not have U.S. citizenship and is not a U.S. national. Legal alien – a person that was granted permanent residence in the USA. See: Permanent Resident Alien Illegal alien, or illegal immigrant - is an individual who is not a citizen of the USA and does not owe … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
deportation
-an administrative procedure of permanent exclusion of a person from the USA against that person's will. If you have been deported, you can not re-enter the United States for at least five years. The country reserves the right to deport a person that committed serious crime, overstay their visa, or obtained visa unlawfully. Usually, the person is deported … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
Derivative Citizenship
Citizenship conveyed to children through the naturalization of parents or, under certain circumstances, to foreign-born children adopted by U.S. citizen parents, provided certain conditions are met … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
illegal immigrant
is an individual who is not a citizen of the USA and does not owe allegiance to the USA, and who entered the USA without goverment permission (visa) or overstay his/her visa term. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
parolee
A parolee is an alien, appearing to be inadmissible to the US CIS inspecting officer, allowed into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or when that alien’s entry is determined to be for significant public benefit. Parole does not constitute a formal admission to the United States and confers temporary status only, requiring parolees to leave … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
Permanent Resident Alien
An alien admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Lawful permanent residents are legally accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States. They may be issued immigrant visas by the Department of State overseas or adjusted to permanent resident status by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the United States. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
Removal Proceeding
Pursuant to Section 238(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the Attorney General, may determine the removability of aliens, who are not lawful permanent residents, but have final conviction for an aggravated felony, in administrative removal proceedings. Expedited Removal: Pursuant to Section 235(b)(1)(A) of the INA, an immigration (CIS) … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
Stowaway
An alien coming to the United States secretly on an airplane or vessel without legal status of admission. Such an alien is subject to denial of formal admission and return to the point of embarkation by the transportation carrier. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
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Derivative Citizenship
Citizenship conveyed to children through the naturalization of parents or, under certain circumstances, to foreign-born children adopted by U.S. citizen parents, provided certain conditions are met … Full Definition »
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