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Immigration Law

The body of immigration law concerns the legal rights, duties, and obligations of aliens and foreign nationals who enter a country either on a permanent or temporary basis. Immigration law, also termed naturalization law, focuses on the application procedures associated with the naturalization process of foreign individuals who seek to establish citizenship in another country. Immigration law also deals with matters of people who illegally cross a country’s border, foreign refugees or asylees, and those who illegally transport foreign nationals.

Attorneys tend to specialize in a particular type of immigration law. Since immigration is such a diverse area of law, an immigration attorney may limit his or her practice to employment-based petitions, foreign adoptions, or deportation defense. Self-representation is not recommended since the laws or complex and immigration regulations frequently change.