Records in the United States

Concept of Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94/I-94A)

In relation to immigration and citizenship, Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94/I-94A) is defined as: A small white card or computer generated printout a foreign national is provided when they are admitted or paroled to the U.S. This form is also issued to foreign nationals in connection with the approval of an immigration benefit granted from within the U.S. The form indicates parole or the immigration status under which the foreign national was admitted or the status to which he or she changed, and, if applicable, how long the foreign national is authorized to stay in the U.S. Authorization of stay is marked with either a specific date or with a notation such as D/S (Duration of Status). See also Duration of Status.

Finding the law: Records in the U.S. Code

A collection of general and permanent laws relating to records, passed by the United States Congress, are organized by subject matter arrangements in the United States Code (U.S.C.; this label examines records topics), to make them easy to use (usually, organized by legal areas into Titles, Chapters and Sections). The platform provides introductory material to the U.S. Code, and cross references to case law. View the U.S. Code’s table of contents here.


In Legislation

Records in the U.S. Code: Title 38, Part IV, Chapter 57, Subchapter I

The current, permanent, in-force federal laws regulating records are compiled in the United States Code under Title 38, Part IV, Chapter 57, Subchapter I. It constitutes “prima facie” evidence of statutes relating to Veterans (including records) of the United States. The reader can further narrow his/her legal research of the general topic (in this case, Benefits and Administrative Provisions and Records of the US Code, including records) by chapter and subchapter.