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Immigration law refers to national government policies which control the phenomenon of immigration to a country.
Immigration law, regarding foreign citizens, is related to nationality law, which governs the legal status of people, in matters such as citizenship. Most countries have laws which designate a process for naturalization, by which immigrants may become citizens.

Immigration Laws in the United States

The immigration laws in the United States have experienced uneven progress. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 led to the creation of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
The five major departments of the federal government involved in the immigration process are the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Department of State, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Of the five, the Department of Homeland Security, which replaced the Immigration and Naturalization Service, enforces immigration laws and bestows benefits on aliens. It is subdivided into three distinct departments: US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection.
The United States allows more than 1 million aliens to become Legal Permanent Residents every year, which is more than any other country in the world.
Immigration law became a serious political issue in the USA, particularly after 9/11.
To control immigration, many countries set up customs at entry points. Some common location for entry points are airports and roads near the border. At the Customs Department, Travel documents are inspected. Sometimes travelers are required to register the amount of money they are carrying.

Immigration Law Services

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Cards (Green Cards)
  • Court Representations
  • US Citizenship
  • Passports
  • Refugee/Asylum
  • Investor Visas
  • Family Visas
  • Student Visas
  • Visitor Visas
  • Work Visas
  • Deportation/Appeals
  • Nacara / TPS
  • All immigration step by step related processes.

U.S. Citizenship

US Citizenship is also known as Naturalization and gives individuals the right to fully participate in the US democratic system. There are many advantages by becoming a US Citizen.

  • US Citizenship Application
  • Citizenship Test and Interview
  • New Naturalization Test
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Replace Citizenship/Naturalization Certificate
  • US Passport
  • US Passport Renewal

Lawful Permanent resident Cards (Green Cards)

A Green Card, or United States Permanent Resident Card, is an identification card that proofs permanent resident status of an alien in the U.S. It serves as proof that its holder, a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), has permission to reside and work in the U.S.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Card Renewal
  • Replace Lost or Stolen Permanent Resident Card
  • Replace Expired Permanent Resident Card
  • Family Based Permanent Resident Card
  • Permanent Resident Card through Marriage
  • Permanent Resident Card Lottery
  • Permanent Resident Card for Relative
  • Permanent Resident Card Application
  • Permanent Resident Card through Employment

U.S. Visas

Non-immigrant visas are for temporary visits to the U.S. for tourism, study or work. Immigrant visas allow for Permanent Residence in the U.S.

  • B-1 Business Visa
  • B-2 Tourist Visa
  • E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Investors Visa
  • F-1 Student Visa
  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa
  • H-1B Work Visa/H-2B Visa
  • K-1 Fiancé(e)/Fiancé Visa
  • TN NAFTA Work Visa
  • Tourist Visa Extension


The Law Offices of Claudia Rodriguez represent clients seeking asylum due to fear of persecution in their home countries because of their political or religious beliefs or membership in a particular social group. Qualify participants for NACARA and TPS are also represented by the Law Offices of Claudia Rodriguez.

Protection for Persecuted Refugees: US Asylum

Foreigners seeking asylum and protection from persecution in their home country may be eligible to gain permanent residency status in the US based on Refugee and Asylum laws.


The laws governing asylum cases are quite strict and limiting for the asylum seeker and, all applications will be reviewed through a stringent process by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of justice.

This review process is in place to ensure that the asylum system is not abused by persons seeking to come into the US under false pretenses. Unfortunately, it also makes the process much more complicated and difficult for legitimate applicants.

Even though there are laws in place that govern asylum cases, each one will be reviewed carefully by an immigration law officer. This means having a professional immigration law attorney representing the applicant can help ensure the best possible outcome.

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