Immigration Law Center


Welcome to the GetLegal Immigration Law Center! The information on this site can help you gain a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts involved in U.S. immigration law. We offer accurate and up-to-date content on a broad range of topics, including visas, citizenship, and asylum. Immigration laws can be complex, and, depending on your particular issue, you might need to consult with an immigration attorney. But working with an immigration attorney will be easier if you first understand some of the basics. Watch the video on the left for a quick tour of what you'll find here.

  • Immigration Law Basics

    Can a student or business visitor get a temporary visa? How does a person become a permanent resident or citizen of the United States? Under what circumstances can refugees be granted asylum? We have answers to all of these questions and more. Learn about the law by clicking on one of the topics below.

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  • Articles

    • The Immigration Court Backlog

      Last spring, Syracuse University’s TRAC immigration project reported that the backlog of cases before the U.S. Immigration Court had reached a new high of 714,067. This figure […]

    • Fort Worth Won’t Join Challenge to Law Banning...

      There has been a lot of controversy after the Fort Worth City Council voted against joining Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston in a lawsuit against Texas Senate Bill No. 4. […]

    • The L-1 Visa Application Process

      There are two ways that an employer may obtain an L-1 visa to allow intracompany transferees of a parent, branch, affiliate or subsidiary of the U.S. petitioning company to obtain […]

  • Videos

    • What are the various employment-based visas?

    • An employer's responsibility when hiring new employees.

    • What are my rights if I get arrested and am not a U.S. citizen?

    • Should I wait for the law to change before filing my papers

    • It's important to be honest in the interview

    • Importance of finding a knowledgeable immigration attorney

  • Resources for Further Research

    If you're interested in learning more on your own, the internet has a vast quantity of additional information about immigration law. Sifting through it all can be overwhelming. So we've compiled and organized a selection of the most notable online resources relating to immigration law.

  • Find Immigration Attorneys in Your Area

    Immigration law issues can be complex, but an immigration lawyer can help you navigate government procedures and paperwork and save you time and trouble. To protect your rights and have the best chance of accomplishing your goals, you need an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney.The GetLegal Attorney Directory can help you find the right local attorney for you.


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