Rauscher & Associates

Immigration Law

  1. Visas and Permits: Immigration law establishes the various types of visas and permits that allow foreign nationals to enter a country for specific purposes, such as tourism, work, study, or family reunification. It sets out the eligibility criteria, application processes, and conditions for each visa category. We are E1 and E2 Investor Visa Specialists.
  2. Admission and Entry: Immigration law governs the procedures and requirements for entering a country, including border controls, passport and visa checks, and customs regulations. It outlines the circumstances under which foreign nationals may be denied entry or granted entry on a temporary or permanent basis.
  3. Status and Residence: Once in the country, immigration law determines the legal status and duration of stay for foreign nationals. It includes regulations related to temporary visas, work permits, student visas, and permanent residency or citizenship applications. It also governs the renewal, extension, and change of immigration status.
  4. Immigration Enforcement: Immigration law establishes the mechanisms for enforcing immigration policies and regulations. This includes procedures for detention, deportation, removal, and immigration raids to address violations of immigration laws, such as overstaying a visa or engaging in unauthorized work.
  5. Refugee and Asylum Law: Immigration law includes provisions for granting protection and assistance to individuals fleeing persecution, war, or other forms of violence in their home countries. It establishes the criteria for refugee status and asylum, as well as the procedures for assessing and determining claims.
  6. Family Reunification: Immigration law often allows for family members of citizens or permanent residents to join them in the country. It sets out the rules and processes for sponsoring family members and obtaining family-based visas or permits.
  7. Immigration and Nationality Act: Many countries have a comprehensive immigration law that serves as the primary legal framework for immigration. In the United States, for example, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is the main federal law that governs immigration and citizenship.