Laws covering immigration in the United States include family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, refugees and asylees, a diversity visa program, humanitarian relief and U.S. citizenship, states the American... More » Government & Politics Immigration

The websites of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the United States Department of State display overviews of immigration laws. The Legal Information Institute of Cornell University and the American I... More » Government & Politics Immigration

Current information on U.S. border regulations may be found on the official website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Requirements are available for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as for... More » Government & Politics Immigration
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U.S. immigration regulations mandate how many family members may enter the United States each year based on their relationships to U.S. citizens and a formula that takes into account the previous years' visas, as of 2015... More » Government & Politics Immigration

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