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New to the U.S. immigration system? Not sure how U.S. immigration law works? The resources on this page provide a concise introduction to the U.S. immigration system, with a focus on removal issues. These beginner-level materials cover the basic structure of U.S. immigration law – who may come to the U.S. and in what categories, and who may be deported and why. They also cover the basics of immigration court and removal proceedings, as well as detention of immigrants. If you are new to immigration practice, these resources provide an excellent starting point.
Resources on this page include a webinar on immigration court and removal proceedings aimed at new practitioners and a fact sheet on how the U.S. immigration system works.
U.S. immigration law is very complex. Here's basic information about how the U.S. legal immigration system is designed.
This fact sheet explains detainers, how they are used by federal and local enforcement, and the impact they have on immigrants.
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New to the U.S. immigration system? The resources on this page provide a concise introduction to the U.S. immigration system, with a focus on removal issues.
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