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Attorneys - Professional Responsibility Immigration Attorney - Judicial Sanctions and Criminal Prosecutions

Ethical misconduct by an immigration attorney may subject him or her to a variety of serious sanctions, not only in traditional disciplinary proceedings, but also through the use of judicial sanctions and potential criminal proceedings. In either case, much is at stake, including the attorney's reputation, finances, and ability to earn a livelihood.

Controlling Alien Admission - Introduction - Data Management Improvement Act Task Force - Recommendations to Congress

In 2000, the United States Congress passed the Immigration and Naturalization Service Data Management Improvement Act. This Act created a task force to consider how to improve traffic at U.S. ports of entry while also enhancing national security. Two years later, this function was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Mexican Border – BORSTAR

BORSTAR, which stands for Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Teams of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, is a program that is in place to protect the lives of undocumented aliens crossing the border, as well as the lives of border patrol agents and the public.

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services

Most people think of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) when they think of the government agency that handles immigration issues. The INS, however, was abolished by the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Its responsibility for immigration services was replaced, effective March 1, 2003, by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).

Visa Types - Family-Sponsored - Overview of Application Process

Aliens who wish to immigrate permanently to the United States under family-sponsored visas must meet certain requirements relating to their eligibility, and they must file certain documents and pay all fees related to the visa process, as well.