U.S. Immigration Law Overview
Throughout the history of the United States, immigration has been a source of population growth and cultural change. Enforcing the often complicated and ever-changing immigration laws and policies falls to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).
Anyone who has had an immigration law problem can confirm that U.S. immigration law is very complex. Is it any wonder that there is so much confusion as to how the law, processes and procedures work?
The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), the body of law governing current immigration policy, provides for an annual worldwide limit on the number of permanent immigrants. There are certain exceptions for close family members. Congress and the President determine a separate number for refugee admissions.
Principles Underlying U.S. Immigration Policies
In the U. S., immigration is based upon the following principles:
- Reunification of families
- Admitting immigrants with skills that are valuable to the U.S. economy,
- Protecting refugees
- Promoting diversity
Legal Help for the Immigrant Community on Long Island and the New York City Metro Area
If you need legal advice concerning immigration law enforcement and penalties, have questions about immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, deferred action, citizenship and naturalization, asylum or removal defense and criminal charges, an experienced immigration attorney can provide the legal help you need.
If you have been hurt in an accident or by a product, you may be entitled to a cash reward. It is important to have an attorney who understands your legal status in the United States guide you through these types of cases while protecting your rights so you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Immigration Attorney Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York
At the Long Island Law Offices of William A. Streppone, our goal is to make it easier for you and your family to deal with the complexities of immigration law, answer your questions, resolve your difficulties and protect your legal rights. While we handle all aspects of immigration law, our work is heavily oriented toward family-based immigration.
Contact Us – NY Immigration Law Firm
If you are you or a family member is struggling with an immigration law problem, call Long Island immigration attorney William Streppone at (631)265-3988 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and learn how our experience can benefit you.
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