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Top 10 Immigration Terms Every Applicant Needs To Know

Top 10 Immigration Terms Every Applicant Needs To Know

The United States immigration system is complex and can be difficult to navigate. There are many different types of visas and green cards, each with its own set of requirements. In order to be successful in the immigration process, it is important for individuals to learn key immigration terms and understand the U.S. legal system.

By learning key immigration terms, individuals can better understand the immigration process and the different options available to them. This can help them to make informed decisions about their immigration case and to avoid making mistakes that could delay or even deny their application.

The U.S. legal system is based on the rule of law. This means that everyone is subject to the same laws, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. By understanding the U.S. legal system, individuals can better protect their rights and ensure that they are treated fairly in the immigration process.

Here are the top 10 immigration terms every foreign applicant needs to know:

  1. Immigration:
    Immigration is the legal process of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.
  2. Immigrant:
    An immigrant is a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
  3. Refugee:
    A refugee is a person who has been forced to flee their country of origin due to war, persecution, or natural disaster.
  4. Asylum seeker:
    An asylum seeker is a person who has applied for asylum in a foreign country.
  5. Green card:
    A green card is a nickname for  Legal Permanent Resident status (LPR) and is a document that allows a foreign national to live and work permanently in the United States.
  6. Visa:
    A visa is a document that allows a foreign national to enter the United States temporarily.
  7. Nonimmigrant:
    A nonimmigrant is a foreign national who is allowed to enter the United States temporarily.
  8. Immigration status:
    Immigration status is the legal category that a foreign national falls into.
  9. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
    USCIS is a federal agency that is responsible for administering immigration laws in the United States.
  10. Department of Homeland Security (DHS):
    DHS is a cabinet-level department that is responsible for protecting the United States from terrorism and other threats.

These are just a few of the many immigration terms that foreign applicants may need to know. It is important to research immigration laws and regulations before applying for immigration benefits. An experienced, knowledgeable immigration lawyer is your best chance to successfully apply for immigration to the United States.

Here are some reasons why you should hire an immigration attorney to guide your journey: 

  • Immigration applications are complex.
    There are many different types of immigration applications, each with its own set of requirements. It is important to understand the requirements for the specific application you are filing.
  • Mistakes can delay or deny your application.
    Even a small mistake on an immigration application can delay or even deny your application. It is important to carefully review your application before submitting it.
  • A denied application can have a negative impact on your life.
    A denied application can make it difficult to travel to the United States, work in the United States, or even live in the United States. It is important to take the time to fill out your application correctly to avoid a denial.

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