Immigration law is the name given to the branch of law that covers U.S. citizenship, loss of citizenship, and the admission and removal of aliens. Legal immigration involves immigrants, i.e., persons seeking a permanent residence card or green card, and non-immigrants, persons seeking temporary entry to the U.S. under a non-immigrant visa category. Immigration also encompasses asylum, naturalization, denaturalization, deportation, as well as immigration crimes, including illegal immigration, or aliens who enter the U.S. and obtain work illegally.
Immigration and naturalization is primarily an administrative process and does not generally involve adversarial disputes amenable to alternative dispute resolution.
Recent Georgia Supreme Court Decisions:
- Smith v. The State (Ga. 2010) (defense counsel not required to inform criminal defendant of collateral consequence of deportation resulting from pleading guilt) More Information & Full Text
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Individuals may represent themselves in legal matters. Self-help should be considered when possible adverse consequences are relatively modest.
ADR Options for Immigration:
Alternative dispute resolution is not applicable or available for Immigration.
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