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.
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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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.
Contains 50,000+ pages of information on immigration law. Free daily newspaper, Immigration Daily, is also available.
Links to immigration forms, ABC's of immigration, State Department info, newsletters, and more.
A nonprofit organization that keeps readers informed on immigration topics through research and policy analysis.
An online service that guides users through the citizenship application process.
A national nonprofit that works to educate immigrants and community organizationsby providing legal trainings, technical assistance, and educational materials.
An online directory that provides free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers.
An organization that is exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.
The largest immigrant youth-led community that leads campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
An organization that helps refugees and immigrants integrate into the professional American workforce.
A compilation of information relating to U.S. travel visas.
An organization that helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. Immi offers an online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations.
Current info and opinions on U.S. immigration law.
Published since 2005.
Part of the Law Professor Blogs Network.
American Immigration Lawyers Association blog
Free e-mail newsletter. Full-text articles back to 1994.
Daily newsletter published by LexisNexis.
News releases provided by the National Immigration Law Center on a monthly basis.
Links to treatises, practice guides, and articles.
Links to immigration and human rights web sites.
Links to major cases, featured topics (e.g., Child Status Protection Act), practice tools, news, and other resources.
Policy institute with research, publications, and articles.
Links to forms, laws, regulations, and educational resources.
An interesting link on this site is the history of U.S. customs, border patrol, and immigration law.
Important sections are the Foreign Affairs Manual and the Foreign Affairs Handbooks. Also links to U.S. treaties.
An effort of leading immigrants' rights organizations that increases access to justice for immigrants by providing free, easily accessible, and comprehensive online resources.
A refugee resettlement agency that creates opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives.
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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