Immigration in United States Immigration Definition The removing into one place from another. It differs from "emigration," which is the moving from one place into another. Read more about the meaning of Immigration in the law Dictionaries. Immigration: A Nation of Immigrants […]

Criminal Aspects of Immigration

Criminal Aspects of Immigration in the United States People in the United States have been concerned, in the history of the nation, with crime produced by immigrants. The concern is based on the deep belief, shared by many, that foreign-born people who threaten community cohesion by […]

Legal Immigration

Legal Immigration in the United States “We’re not a nation that kicks out strivers and dreamers who want to earn their piece of the American Dream. We’re a nation that finds a way to welcome them. We make them earn it, but we welcome them in as fellow human beings, fellow children of God. And […]

Immigration Business

Immigration Business in the United States Immigration and the Economy “We are a nation of immigrants, and that means that we’re constantly being replenished with strivers who believe in the American Dream. And it gives us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It makes us […]

Citizenship by Naturalization

Citizenship by Naturalization in the United States Naturalization is the legal process by which a person becomes a citizen of another country at some time after birth. Congress has the exclusive power to provide for naturalization. No State may do so (Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 of the […]

CIS Ombudsman

CIS Ombudsman in the United States The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman) is dedicated to improving the quality of citizenship and immigration services delivered to the public by providing individual case assistance, as well as making recommendations to […]

Undocumented Alien

Undocumented Alien in the United States Introduction No one knows how many undocumented aliens reside in the United States today. The Census Bureau now puts their number at about nine million–more than double the Bureau’s estimate of a decade ago. The number of undocumented aliens is […]


Parole in the United States Release of a prisoner prior to the end of a criminal sentence. The release of a prisoner on parole is conditional. The person is supervised during the release period by a parole officer. Failure to conform to the conditions of parole results in its revocation and […]

Office of Refugee Resettlement

Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the United States Through the Refugee Act, Congress directed HHS/ORR to provide refugees with resettlement assistance that includes employment training, English language training, cash assistance (in a manner that promotes early independence), and job […]

Department of State Purpose

Department of State Purpose in the United States Definition and Purpose The Department of State advises the President and leads the United States in foreign policy issues to advance freedom and democracy for the American people and the international community. To this end, the Department […]