Like most areas of law, immigration law is not set in stone. A set of laws is nothing more than a snapshot of the forces of history present at a given moment. Public opinion, world events and other forces can re-shape the face of immigration law both for good and for ill.
Immigration Legislation: A Brief History
Before 1952, immigration to the United States was controlled by a non-unified series of laws and codes. These early immigration laws reflect the changing nature of the United State’s view on immigration, as well as the forces of world history. In these unconnected immigration and nationality statutes, the US set quotas for immigration, established preference classes for immigration and recognized special status immigrants, such as those fleeing persecution or injustice.
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952 unified immigration law under one legal statute. The Act codified the use of quotas, opened up immigration to any race and broadened the ability of the government to deport people from US soil, among other changes. Since its inception, the INA has been amended many times as the United States charts its course through history.
Tracking Immigration Reform
At the law offices of XXX, we have to be constantly vigilant in matters of immigration reform. The rules and regulations governing residence in the US react to both domestic conditions and global issues. In order to represent our clients to the best of our abilities, we closely monitor immigration legislation for changes that will affect the lives of our clients and their families.
Immigration Reform Lawyers
We also represent clients whose struggles are on the cutting edge of immigration law. By acting as advocates for families and individuals who wish to come to the United States for freedom, for a livelihood or for an education, we protect the rich diversity that makes America a beacon of hope for the world.
If you are you seeking a visa to work, travel or study in the United States, please contact the law offices of XXX. We are immigration attorneys committed to advocating your interests. We assist our clients with paperwork, give informed advice and offer steadfast legal representation in most areas of immigration law.
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