US State Code:United States CodeTITLE 8 - ALIENS AND NATIONALITY


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(a) As used in this chapter - (1) The term ''administrator'' means the official designated by the Secretary of State pursuant to section 1104(b) of this title. (2) The...


Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, for so long as they continue in the nonimmigrant classes enumerated in this section, the provisions of this chapter relating...


(a) Attorney General (1) The Attorney General shall be charged with the administration and enforcement of this chapter and all other laws relating to the immigration...


(a) Powers and duties The Secretary of State shall be charged with the administration and the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and all other immigration...


(a) In general The Commissioner and the Administrator shall have authority to maintain direct and continuous liaison with the Directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation...


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(a) In general Exclusive of aliens described in subsection (b) of this section, aliens born in a foreign state or dependent area who may be issued immigrant visas or who...


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(a) Per country level (1) Nondiscrimination (A) Except as specifically provided in paragraph (2) and in sections 1101(a)(27), 1151(b)(2)(A)(i), and 1153 of this title, ...


(a) Preference allocation for family-sponsored immigrants Aliens subject to the worldwide level specified in section 1151(c) of this title for family-sponsored immigrants shall be ...


(a) Petitioning procedure (1)(A)(i) Any citizen of the United States claiming that an alien is entitled to classification by reason of a relationship described in paragraph...


The Attorney General may, at any time, for what he deems to be good and sufficient cause, revoke the approval of any petition approved by him under section 1154 of this title....


If an immigrant having an immigrant visa is denied admission to the United States and removed, or does not apply for admission before the expiration of the validity of his visa, or...


(a) Maximum number of admissions; increases for humanitarian concerns; allocations (1) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the number of refugees who may...


(a) Authority to apply for asylum (1) In general Any alien who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a...


(a) Criteria and procedures applicable for admission as immigrant; effect of adjustment (1) Any alien who has been admitted to the United States under section 1157 of...


(a) Lawful residence (1) In general The Attorney General shall adjust the status of an alien to that of an alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence if the ...


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(a) Documents required; admission under quotas before June 30, 1968 Except as provided in subsection (b) and subsection (c) of this section no immigrant shall be admitted into...


(a) Classes of aliens ineligible for visas or admission Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, aliens who are inadmissible under the following paragraphs are ineligible to ...


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(a) Denial of visas Except as otherwise provided in section 6091 of title 22, and subject to subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary of State may deny the issuance of a...


(a) Denial of entry Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of State may not issue any visa to, and the Attorney General may not admit to the United States,...


An alien inadmissible under paragraph (4) of section 1182(a) of this title may, if otherwise admissible, be admitted in the discretion of the Attorney General (subject to...


(a) Enforceability (1) Terms of affidavit No affidavit of support may be accepted by the Attorney General or by any consular officer to establish that an alien is not ...


(a) Regulations (1) The admission to the United States of any alien as a nonimmigrant shall be for such time and under such conditions as the Attorney General may by...


Upon a basis of reciprocity secured by agreement entered into by the President of the United States and the President of the Philippines, a national of the Philippines, and the...


(a) Restrictions and prohibitions Unless otherwise ordered by the President, it shall be unlawful - (1) for any alien to depart from or enter or attempt to depart from...


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(a) In general (1) Conditional basis for status Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an alien spouse (as defined in subsection (g)(1) of this section)...


(a) In general (1) Conditional basis for status Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an alien entrepreneur (as defined in subsection (f)(1) of...


(a) Establishment of program The Attorney General and the Secretary of State are authorized to establish a program (hereinafter in this section referred to as the ...


(a) Conditions for approval of H-2A petitions (1) A petition to import an alien as an H-2A worker (as defined in subsection (i)(2) of this section) may not be approved by the ...


(a) Designation (1) In general The Secretary is authorized to designate an organization as a foreign terrorist organization in accordance with this subsection if...


(a) Immigrants; nonimmigrants Under the conditions hereinafter prescribed and subject to the limitations prescribed in this chapter or regulations issued thereunder, a...


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(a) Immigrant visas Every alien applying for an immigrant visa and for alien registration shall make application therefor in such form and manner and at such place as shall be...


(a) Application; contents (1) Any alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or (2) any alien lawfully admitted to the United States pursuant to clause 6 of section 3 of...


A consular officer may, subject to the limitations provided in section 1201 of this title, issue an immigrant visa to a special immigrant or immediate relative as such...


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(a) Arrival manifest; form and contents With respect to the arrival of any person by water or by air at any port within the United States from any place outside the United ...


(a) Detention of aliens For the purpose of determining whether aliens (including alien crewmen) arriving at ports of the United States belong to any of the classes...


(a) Necessity of transportation contract The Attorney General shall have power to enter into contracts with transportation lines for the inspection and admission of aliens...


The Attorney General is authorized (1) by regulation to designate as ports of entry for aliens arriving by aircraft any of the ports of entry for civil aircraft designated as such...


(a) Inspection (1) Aliens treated as applicants for admission An alien present in the United States who has not been admitted or who arrives in the United States (whether...


(a) Establishment of preinspection stations (1) New stations Subject to paragraph (5), not later than October 31, 1998, the Attorney General, in consultation with...


(a) Arrest, detention, and release On a warrant issued by the Attorney General, an alien may be arrested and detained pending a decision on whether the alien is to be removed...


(a) Detention of terrorist aliens (1) Custody The Attorney General shall take into custody any alien who is certified under paragraph (3). (2) Release ...


(a) Classes of deportable aliens Any alien (including an alien crewman) in and admitted to the United States shall, upon the order of the Attorney General, be removed if the...


(a) Removal of criminal aliens (1) in general The Attorney General shall provide for the availability of special removal proceedings at certain Federal, State, and local ...


(a) Notice to appear (1) In general In removal proceedings under section 1229a of this title, written notice (in this section referred to as a ''notice to ...


(a) Proceeding (1) In general An immigration judge shall conduct proceedings for deciding the inadmissibility or deportability of an alien. (2) Charges ...


(a) Cancellation of removal for certain permanent residents The Attorney General may cancel removal in the case of an alien who is inadmissible or deportable from the United States...


(a) Certain conditions (1) In general The Attorney General may permit an alien voluntarily to depart the United States at the alien's own expense under this ...


(a) The Attorney General shall cause to be filed, as a record of admission of each immigrant, the immigrant visa required by section 1201(e) of this title to be surrendered at...


(a) Detention, release, and removal of aliens ordered removed (1) Removal period (A) In general Except as otherwise provided in this section, when an alien ...


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(a) Applicable provisions (1) General orders of removal Judicial review of a final order of removal (other than an order of removal without a hearing pursuant to...


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(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law, to the extent permitted by relevant State and local law, State and local law enforcement officials are authorized...


(a) Penalty for failure to depart (1) In general Any alien against whom a final order of removal is outstanding by reason of being a member of any of the classes...


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(a) Granting of status (1) In general In the case of an alien who is a national of a foreign state designated under subsection (b) of this section (or in the case ...


(a) Status as person admitted for permanent residence on application and eligibility for immigrant visa The status of an alien who was inspected and admitted or paroled ...


(a) Temporary resident status The Attorney General shall adjust the status of an alien to that of an alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence if the alien meets...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law - (a) Application Any alien admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant under the provisions of either section 101(a)(15)(A)(i)...


(a) If, at any time within five years after the status of a person has been otherwise adjusted under the provisions of section 1255 or 1259 of this title or any other provision of...


(a) The status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence shall be adjusted by the Attorney General, under such regulations as he may prescribe, to that of a...


The Attorney General may, under such conditions as he may prescribe, authorize a change from any nonimmigrant classification to any other nonimmigrant classification in the case...


A record of lawful admission for permanent residence may, in the discretion of the Attorney General and under such regulations as he may prescribe, be made in the case of any...


The Attorney General may remove from the United States any alien who falls into distress or who needs public aid from causes arising subsequent to his entry, and is desirous of...


(a) Arrival; submission of list; exceptions Upon arrival of any vessel or aircraft in the United States from any place outside the United States it shall be the duty of the ...


(a) Period of time No alien crewman shall be permitted to land temporarily in the United States except as provided in this section and sections 1182(d)(3), (5) and 1283 of...


An alien crewman, including an alien crewman ineligible for a conditional permit to land under section 1282(a) of this title, who is found on arrival in a port of the United States...


(a) Penalties for failure The owner, agent, consignee, charterer, master, or commanding officer of any vessel or aircraft arriving in the United States from any place...


It shall be unlawful for any vessel or aircraft carrying passengers between a port of the United States and a port outside thereof to have employed on board upon arrival in the...


It shall be unlawful for any person, including the owner, agent, consignee, charterer, master, or commanding officer of any vessel or aircraft, to pay off or discharge any...


Any person, including the owner, agent, consignee, master, or commanding officer of any vessel or aircraft arriving in the United States from any place outside thereof, who...


(a) In general For purposes of section 1101(a)(15)(D)(i) of this title, the term ''normal operation and service on board a vessel'' does not include any activity that is...


No visa shall be issued to any alien seeking to enter the United States until such alien has been registered in accordance with section 1201(b) of this title. ...


(a) It shall be the duty of every alien now or hereafter in the United States, who (1) is fourteen years of age or older, (2) has not been registered and fingerprinted under...


(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 1301 and 1302 of this title, the Attorney General is authorized to prescribe special regulations and forms for the registration...


(a) Preparation; contents The Attorney General and the Secretary of State jointly are authorized and directed to prepare forms for the registration of aliens under section 1301...


(a) Notification of change Each alien required to be registered under this subchapter who is within the United States shall notify the Attorney General in writing of each...


(a) Willful failure to register Any alien required to apply for registration and to be fingerprinted in the United States who willfully fails or refuses to make such...


(a) Failure to report; penalties It shall be the duty of every person, including the owners, masters, officers, and agents of vessels, aircraft, transportation lines,...


(a) Any person who shall bring to the United States an alien (other than an alien crewman) who is inadmissible under section 1182(a)(1) of this title shall pay to the Commissioner...


(a) Persons liable (1) It shall be unlawful for any person, including any transportation company, or the owner, master, commanding officer, agent, charterer, or consignee of...


(a) Criminal penalties (1)(A) Any person who - (i) knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever...


(a) Making employment of unauthorized aliens unlawful (1) In general It is unlawful for a person or other entity - (A) to hire, or to recruit or refer for a fee,...


(a) Prohibition of discrimination based on national origin or citizenship status (1) General rule It is an unfair immigration-related employment practice for a ...


(a) Activities prohibited It is unlawful for any person or entity knowingly - (1) to forge, counterfeit, alter, or falsely make any document for the purpose of satisfying...


(a) In general Any alien subject to a final order of removal who - (1) willfully fails or refuses to - (A) depart from the United States pursuant to the order, ...


(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States ...


(a) In general Subject to subsection (b) of this section, any alien who - (1) has been denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed or has departed the United...


Any person who knowingly aids or assists any alien inadmissible under section 1182(a)(2) (insofar as an alien inadmissible under such section has been convicted of an...


The importation into the United States of any alien for the purpose of prostitution, or for any other immoral purpose, is forbidden. Whoever shall, directly or indirectly,...


The district courts of the United States shall have jurisdiction of all causes, civil and criminal, brought by the United States that arise under the provisions of this subchapter....


(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this subchapter, the withholding or denial of clearance of or a lien upon any vessel or aircraft provided for in section 1221,...


The fees for the furnishing and verification of applications for visas by nonimmigrants of each foreign country and for the issuance of visas to nonimmigrants of each foreign...


(a) Reentry permits issued under section 1203 of this title shall be printed on distinctive safety paper and shall be prepared and issued under regulations prescribed by the...


When officers, inspectors, or other employees of the Service are ordered to perform duties in a foreign country, or are transferred from one station to another, in the United...


The Attorney General shall fix a reasonable rate of extra compensation for overtime services of immigration officers and employees of the Immigration and Naturalization Service...


The said extra compensation shall be paid by the master, owner, agent, or consignee of such vessel or other conveyance arriving in the United States from a foreign port to...


Nothing in section 209 of title 18 relative to augmenting salaries of Government officials from outside sources shall prevent receiving reimbursements for services of...


Moneys collected on or after July 1, 1941, as extra compensation for overtime service of immigration officers and employees of the Immigration Service pursuant to sections 1353a...


Nothing contained in this subchapter shall be construed so as to limit, restrict, deny, or affect the coming into or departure from the United States of an alien member of the...


(a) Subject to such conditions and limitations as the Attorney General shall prescribe, all exclusive privileges of exchanging money, transporting passengers or baggage,...


(a) Detention, transportation, hospitalization, and all other expenses of detained aliens; expenses of landing stations All moneys paid into the Treasury to reimburse the...


(a) Powers without warrant Any officer or employee of the Service authorized under regulations prescribed by the Attorney General shall have power without warrant - (1)...


The officers in charge of the various immigrant stations shall admit therein the proper State and local officers charged with the enforcement of the laws of the State or Territory...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to affect the right of American Indians born in Canada to pass the borders of the United States, but such right shall extend only...


(a) Establishment of central file There shall be established in the office of the Commissioner, for the use of security and enforcement agencies of the Government of the...


Whenever any person makes application for a visa or any other document required for entry, or makes application for admission, or otherwise attempts to enter the United States,...


In any removal proceedings before an immigration judge and in any appeal proceedings before the Attorney General from any such removal proceedings, the person concerned shall have...


(a) Cash received by the Attorney General as security on an immigration bond shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States in trust for the obligor on the bond, and...


(a) In general With respect to any undercover investigative operation of the Service which is necessary for the detection and prosecution of crimes against the United States - ...


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(a) Triennial report The President shall transmit to the Congress, not later than January 1, 1989, and not later than January 1 of every third year thereafter, a...


(a) Reimbursement of States Subject to the amounts provided in advance in appropriation Acts, the Attorney General shall reimburse a State for the costs incurred by the State...


(a) Requirement The Attorney General shall implement an integrated entry and exit data system. (b) Integrated entry and exit data system defined For purposes of...


Not later than 12 months after September 30, 1996, and annually thereafter, the Attorney General shall submit to the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and...


(a) In general Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, in no case may the Attorney General, or any other official or employee of the Department of Justice...


(a) Increase in detention facilities Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Attorney General shall provide for an increase in the detention facilities of...


(a) In general Subject to such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts, each State or political subdivision of a State that provides medical assistance for...


Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Attorney General shall fully reimburse States and political subdivisions of States for costs incurred by such a State or...


Not later than 180 days after the end of each fiscal year, the Attorney General shall submit a report to the Inspector General of the Department of Justice and the Committees on...


(a) In general (1) Program The Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Education, shall develop and conduct a program...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, a Federal, State, or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any...


(a) Provision of information regarding female genital mutilation The Immigration and Naturalization Service (in cooperation with the Department of State) shall make available for...


(a) Findings The Congress finds as follows: (1) There is a substantial ''mail-order bride'' business in the United States. With approximately 200 companies in the United ...


(a) Collection of data Not later than the date that is 180 days after April 27, 1998, the Attorney General shall implement a program to collect data, for each fiscal...


(a) In general The Attorney General shall regularly collect data on a nation-wide (FOOTNOTE 1) basis with respect to asylum seekers in detention in the United States,...


(a) In general The Attorney General shall regularly collect data on a nationwide basis on aliens being detained in the United States by the Immigration and Naturalization...


(1) In general The Attorney General and the Secretary of State jointly, through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and in consultation with the...


The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth: (a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof; (b)...


Section 1401(g) of this title shall be considered to have been and to be applicable to a child born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions after January 12,...


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All persons born in Puerto Rico on or after April 11, 1899, and prior to January 13, 1941, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, residing on January 13, 1941, in...


(a) Any person born in the Canal Zone on or after February 26, 1904, and whether before or after the effective date of this chapter, whose father or mother or both at the time of...


A person born in Alaska on or after March 30, 1867, except a noncitizen Indian, is a citizen of the United States at birth. A noncitizen Indian born in Alaska on or after March...


A person born in Hawaii on or after August 12, 1898, and before April 30, 1900, is declared to be a citizen of the United States as of April 30, 1900. A person born in Hawaii on...


(a) The following persons and their children born subsequent to January 17, 1917, and prior to February 25,1927, are declared to be citizens of the United States as of February...


(a) The following persons, and their children born after April 11, 1899, are declared to be citizens of the United States as of August 1, 1950, if they were residing on August...


Unless otherwise provided in section 1401 of this title, the following shall be nationals, but not citizens, of the United States at birth: (1) A person born in an...


(a) The provisions of paragraphs (c), (d), (e), and (g) of section 1401 of this title, and of paragraph (2) of section 1408 of this title, shall apply as of the date of birth to...


(a) Authority in Attorney General The sole authority to naturalize persons as citizens of the United States is conferred upon the Attorney General. (b) Court authority...


The right of a person to become a naturalized citizen of the United States shall not be denied or abridged because of race or sex or because such person is married. ...


(a) No person except as otherwise provided in this subchapter shall hereafter be naturalized as a citizen of the United States upon his own application who cannot demonstrate - ...


(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 405(b) of this Act, no person shall hereafter be naturalized as a citizen of the United States - (1) who advocates or teaches,...


A person who, at any time during which the United States has been or shall be at war, deserted or shall desert the military, air, or naval forces of the United States, or who,...


(a) Permanent ineligibility Notwithstanding the provisions of section 405(b) (FOOTNOTE 1) but subject to subsection (c) of this section, any alien who applies or has applied...


(a) Residence No person, except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, shall be naturalized unless such applicant, (1) immediately preceding the date of filing his...


Any person who is authorized to perform the ministerial or priestly functions of a religious denomination having a bona fide organization within the United States, or any person...


Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, no person shall be naturalized unless he has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence in accordance...


(a) Any person whose spouse is a citizen of the United States, or any person who obtained status as a lawful permanent resident by reason of his or her status as a spouse or child...


(a) A child born outside of the United States automatically becomes a citizen of the United States when all of the following conditions have been fulfilled: (1) At least...


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(a) Application by citizen parents; requirements A parent who is a citizen of the United States may apply for naturalization on behalf of a child born outside of the United ...


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(a) Requirements Any person formerly a citizen of the United States who (1) prior to September 22, 1922, lost United States citizenship by marriage to an alien, or by the loss...


A person not a citizen who owes permanent allegiance to the United States, and who is otherwise qualified, may, if he becomes a resident of any State, be naturalized upon...


Any person who (1) was a citizen of the Commonwealth of the Philippines on July 2, 1946, (2) entered the United States prior to May 1, 1934, and (3) has, since such entry,...


(a) Requirements; oath; certified copies of oath Any person who, (1) during World War II and while a citizen of the United States, served in the military, air, or naval forces of ...


(a) Requirements A person who has served honorably at any time in the armed forces of the United States for a period or periods aggregating three years, and, who, if...


(a) Requirements Any person who, while an alien or a noncitizen national of the United States, has served honorably in an active-duty status in the military, air, or naval...


(a) Permitting granting of posthumous citizenship Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, the Attorney General shall provide, in accordance with this section, ...


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Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no clerk of a United States court shall charge or collect a naturalization fee from an alien who has served in the military, air, or...


Any periods of time during all of which a person who was previously lawfully admitted for permanent residence has served honorably or with good conduct, in any capacity other than...


(a) Naturalization under specified conditions An alien who is a native, citizen, subject, or denizen of any country, state, or sovereignty with which the United States is at ...


(a) Rules and regulations governing examination of applicants The Attorney General shall make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions...


(a) Three identical photographs of the applicant shall be signed by and furnished by each applicant for naturalization or citizenship. One of such photographs shall be affixed...


(a) Evidence and form An applicant for naturalization shall make and file with the Attorney General a sworn application in writing, signed by the applicant in the applicant's...


(a) Waiver Before a person may be naturalized, an employee of the Service, or of the United States designated by the Attorney General, shall conduct a personal investigation...


(a) Request for hearing before immigration officer If, after an examination under section 1446 of this title, an application for naturalization is denied, the applicant may request ...


(a) Public ceremony A person who has applied for naturalization shall, in order to be and before being admitted to citizenship, take in a public ceremony before the...


Either at the time of the rendition of the decree of naturalization or at such other time as the judge may fix, the judge or someone designated by him shall address the newly ...


A person admitted to citizenship in conformity with the provisions of this subchapter shall be entitled upon such admission to receive from the Attorney General a certificate of ...


(a) The clerk of each court that administers oaths of allegiance under section 1448 of this title shall - (1) deliver to each person administered the oath of allegiance ...


(a) Concealment of material evidence; refusal to testify It shall be the duty of the United States attorneys for the respective districts, upon affidavit showing good cause...


(a) Application to Attorney General for certificate of citizenship; proof; oath of allegiance A person who claims to have derived United States citizenship through...


The Attorney General is authorized to cancel any certificate of citizenship, certificate of naturalization, copy of a declaration of intention, or other certificate, document...


(a) If any certificate of naturalization or citizenship issued to any citizen or any declaration of intention furnished to any declarant is lost, mutilated, or destroyed, the...


(a) The Attorney General shall charge, collect, and account for fees prescribed by the Attorney General pursuant to section 9701 of title 31 for the following: (1)...


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Authorization is granted for the publication and distribution of the citizenship textbook described in subsection (b) of section 1443 of this title and for the reimbursement of...


The Attorney General is authorized and directed to prepare from the records in the custody of the Service a report upon those heretofore seeking citizenship to show by...


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(a) A person who is a national of the United States whether by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing any of the following acts with...


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(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (6) and (7) of section 1481(a) of this title, no national of the United States can lose United States nationality under this chapter while...


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The loss of nationality under this part shall result solely from the performance by a national of the acts or fulfillment of the conditions specified in this part. ...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be applied in contravention of the provisions of any treaty or convention to which the United States is a party and which has been ratified by...


Whenever a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States has reason to believe that a person while in a foreign state has lost his United States nationality under any...


The Secretary of State is authorized to issue, in his discretion and in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by him, a certificate of nationality for any person not...


(a) Proceedings for declaration of United States nationality If any person who is within the United States claims a right or privilege as a national of the United States and is...


(a) The Secretary of State is authorized to cancel any United States passport or Consular Report of Birth, or certified copy thereof, if it appears that such document was illegally, ...


(a) There is established, within the Department of Health and Human Services, an office to be known as the Office of Refugee Resettlement (hereinafter in this subchapter referred...


(a) Conditions and considerations (1)(A) In providing assistance under this section, the Director shall, to the extent of available appropriations (i) make available ...


(a) The Secretary shall submit a report on activities under this subchapter to the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and of the Senate not later than...


(a) There are authorized to be appropriated for each of fiscal years 2000 through 2002 such sums as may be necessary to carry out this subchapter. (b) The authority to...


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As used in this subchapter - (1) the term ''alien terrorist'' means any alien described in section 1227(a)(4)(B) of this title; (2) the term ''classified...


(a) Designation of judges The Chief Justice of the United States shall publicly designate 5 district court judges from 5 of the United States judicial circuits who...


(a) Application (1) In general In any case in which the Attorney General has classified information that an alien is an alien terrorist, the Attorney General may...


(a) In general (1) Expeditious hearing In any case in which an application for an order is approved under section 1533(c)(2) of this title, a removal hearing shall ...


(a) Appeal of denial of application for removal proceedings (1) In general The Attorney General may seek a review of the denial of an order sought in an application...


(a) Upon filing application (1) In general Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Attorney General may - (A) take into custody any alien with respect to whom an ...


(a) Release (1) In general Subject to paragraph (2), if the judge decides that an alien should not be removed, the alien shall be released from custody. (2)...


There is created and established in the Department of Justice an Immigration and Naturalization Service. ...


The office of the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization is created and established, and the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, is authorized...


The compensation of the five assistant commissioners and one district director shall be at the rate of grade GS-16. ...


Special immigrant inspectors, not to exceed three, may be detailed for duty in the service at Washington. ...


Appropriations now or hereafter provided for the Immigration and Naturalization Service shall be available for payment of (a) hire of privately owned horses for use on...


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For the purpose of regulating and preventing the transportation in foreign commerce of alien women and girls for purposes of prostitution and debauchery, and in pursuance of and...


(a) Purposes The purposes of this subchapter are to - (1) provide the Immigration and Naturalization Service with the mechanisms it needs to eliminate the current backlog...


In this subchapter: (1) Backlog The term ''backlog'' means, with respect to an immigration benefit application, the period of time in excess of 180 days that...


(a) Authority of the Attorney General The Attorney General shall take such measures as may be necessary to - (1) reduce the backlog in the processing of immigration benefit ...


(a) Backlog elimination plan (1) Report required Not later than 90 days after October 17, 2000, the Attorney General shall submit a report to the Committees on...


The Congress makes the following statements concerning national policy with respect to welfare and immigration: (1) Self-sufficiency has been a basic principle of United ...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, an alien who is not a qualified alien (as defined in...


(a) Limited eligibility for specified Federal programs (1) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in paragraph (2), an alien who is...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in subsections (b), (c), and (d) of this section, an alien who is a qualified alien (as defined...


Each Federal agency that administers a program to which section 1611, 1612, or 1613 of this title applies shall, directly or through the States, post information and provide general ...


(a) School lunch and breakfast programs Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, an individual who is eligible to receive free public education benefits under State...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in subsections (b) and (d) of this section, an alien who is not - (1) a qualified alien...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a State is authorized to determine the eligibility for...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a...


(a) In general Subject to subsection (b) of this section and notwithstanding any other provision of law, a State or political subdivision of a State is authorized to prohibit...


A State or political subdivision of a State is authorized to require an applicant for State and local public benefits (as defined in section 1621(c) of this title) to provide...


(a) In general Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in determining the eligibility and the amount of benefits of an alien for any Federal means-tested public...


(a) Optional application to State programs Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, in determining the eligibility and the amount of benefits of an alien for...


(a) In general Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the terms used in this chapter have the same meaning given such terms in section 101(a) of the Immigration...


(a) In general (1) Not later than 18 months after August 22, 1996, the Attorney General of the United States, after consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human...


(a) Limitation (1) Nothing in this chapter may be construed as an entitlement or a determination of an individual's eligibility or fulfillment of the requisite requirements...


Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, no State or local government entity may be prohibited, or in any way restricted, from sending to or receiving...


For purposes of this chapter, in determining the number of qualifying quarters of coverage under title II of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) an alien shall...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who under the provisions of this chapter is ineligible for benefits under the food stamp program (as defined in...




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