What is Immigration
Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.Immigration also refers to the government agencies that deal with immigration; as well as the locations at airports or on the border between two countries where government officials check the documents of people entering that country. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the agency that deals with immigration in the U.S.
While some people from some countries and under certain circumstances have a fairly easy time with their immigration process to become a citizen and live legally in the U.S., the majority of people who immigrate here do not have a very easy time. This is one of the many reasons why it is recommended that you consult with an immigration attorney before you begin your immigration application.
Immigration law refers to national statutes, regulations, and legal precedents that govern immigration into a country, as well as deportation out of it. Even though there is crossover, immigration law is distinct from other matters of obtaining the legal right to reside in a country not your own such as, naturalization and citizenship.
Many people recommend having an immigration and visa attorney on your side when you start the process of applying to immigrate. The immigration process tends to be long and arduous, requires the applicant to follow stringent deadlines and fill out complicated forms, to name just a few of the things that makes the immigration process hard for many people.
When a foreign citizen wants to immigrate to the United States, they typically must be sponsored by a U.S.citizen, a lawful permanent resident’s immediate relative, or by a prospective U.S. employer. Before applying for an immigrant visa, the applicant must get an approved petition for their application.