Immigration and Naturalization Law

The articles presented here were written by attorneys practicing in Whatcom County. They’re meant to provide you with legal information. For legal advice you should contact a qualified attorney.

U.S. immigration law is shaped by laws enacted by Congress to control immigration matters, including entry and exit of travelers across the nation’s borders, determining who may enter, how long they may stay, and when they must leave. Examples of specific areas of immigration law include acquisition or loss of U.S. citizenship, U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, U.S. businesses seeking to hire foreign residents for highly skilled positions, foreign students seeking education in the U.S., entertainers and athletes desiring to perform in the U.S., and asylum seekers fleeing to safety to the U.S.