Greensboro, Charlotte, Durham, Raleigh immigration and immigration help throughout North Carolina
Immigration laws in Greensboro, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Durham, Raleigh, Wilmington, communities throughout North Carolina, and throughout the United States are for the most part enforced federally by the U.S. government. State government legislation regarding immigration is limited, but local and state governments cooperate with federal agencies to help enforce immigration laws. Our attorneys at the Goulder Immigration Law Firm represent clients in matters involving immigration laws in North Carolina, and throughout the United States and the world, and stay apprised of changing laws and precedent-setting cases.
U.S. immigration laws—a changing legal area
The United States’ basic immigration law, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), was enacted in 1952. Since then many new immigration laws have been passed, layered through the INA, and complicated interpretation of the immigration laws. And, as the immigration laws change, enforcement changes, too. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and the former INS was brought under DHS and revamped into the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Immigration law involves a complex maze of agencies. DHS is not the only U.S. Executive Department involved in immigration law and the visa process. The Department of Justice operates the Immigration Court system. The Department of State handles all issuances of visas. The Department of Labor is involved in employment-sponsored permanent residence applications and H-1B visa applications. Each agency has its own appeals and review structure. All agency decisions are discretionary.
Understanding immigration law in North Carolina
Many immigrants are already at a disadvantage due to language and culture barriers. The intricacies of immigration laws are confusing to Americans; it is no wonder they are confusing to foreign nationals, as well! This generally compounds immigration problems, making immigration a daunting task for many people. An experienced immigration attorney at the Goulder Immigration Law Firm can help you navigate the complexities of North Carolina and United States immigration laws and make the process go more smoothly.
Whether you need legal help with immigration law in Greensboro, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Durham, Raleigh, Wilmington, communities throughout North Carolina, or throughout the United States, regarding green cards, non-immigrant visas, asylum, refugee status, naturalization, or other concerns, an experienced attorney can increase your chances of obtaining the status you seek.
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