Immigration Law For Students
U.S. immigration law holds that a visa to enter the United States is a privilege, not a right. The rules and feelings around immigration laws have changed since September 11th. Some groups, such as middle easterners, have been unfairly vilified. These changes are occurring just as we are embracing the values of globalism; and the balance is often difficult. Students wanting to come into the United States to earn graduate and undergraduate degrees are among those caught in these changes. The process can often be arduous, and require a great deal of patience. The result for those in the US is real students who are delightfully intelligent and productive souls who contribute to the enrichment of the college campus, the local community, the system at large. For you who are international students, then, please know that immigration law was originally designed to discourage mass exodus, to expose the exploiters, to provide structure to a system that without it would deteriorate more rapidly than it does. For you who are here legally, legitimately, rightfully, then, also know that there are supportive people, organizations, and institutions that can help you with your migration--be it temporary or permanent. These helpful ones are legal representatives--those trained to help you sort through the labyrinth that is immigration law. The INS personnel cannot help with legal advice, for it is against their legal code to do so. The same goes for college administrators: they cannot dispense legal advice...legally...though they do want the best for you and do wish they could help with the paperwork, the details, and the red tape of bureaucracy. So go to the INS pages online--to first read and understand the specifics of immigration law. Then, go to a site such as nolo.com, to define the language used by INS. The, use a website such as immigration.findlaw.com, which is an immigration law center that offers easy to understand answers to your immigration questions. There you can learn about working on a visa, going to school on a visa, even bringing family members to the U.S....the legal way. Finally, try to find a pro bono (meaning, "for the good", for free) immigration lawyer--one who will help you facilitate your U.S. visit or permanent move here by legal means and methods.
maria acuapa said:
how can i apply for the new law that president obama put i been in school for more then 5 years and i want to apply for it
I think you can. Am not a jurist, but it seems you have been here before Dec 31.
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