Introduction

 

U.S. immigration law can be complex, and there is a lot of confusion about how it works. Immigration laws have many goals, including keeping families together, bringing skilled workers to the U.S., and protecting people from danger. Some laws allow people to stay for a limited time. Other laws allow people to qualify for permanent legal status.



Resources

 

How the United States Immigration System Works
By: American Immigration Council
This fact sheet provides basic information about how the U.S. legal immigration system is designed.

What is Immigration Law About?
By: Catholic Legal Immigration Network
A summary overview of U.S. immigration laws and options, the sources of immigration law, and the federal agencies that carry out immigration laws. 

Glossary of Immigration Terms
By: Stand With Immigrants
A glossary of common immigration terms and definitions. 

 

Immigration 101
Immigration 101
Take the pledge to help protect the rights of immigrants and ensure fair treatment and due process for all.