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The Immigration and Nationality Act

In 1952, Congress passed the Immigration and Nationality Act, or INA, which collected and organized previous statutes on immigration. The Act has been amended multiple times but is still the basis of immigration law.

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, we are committed to representing the needs of immigrants. If you or someone you know needs legal advice about immigration or naturalization issues, contact our offices at 512-323-2333 to speak with a knowledgeable Austin immigration lawyer.

Immigration Law Changes

In 1965, the Hart-Cellar Act abolished the National Origins Formula of the INA. The National Origins Formula, in place since 1921, was a series of immigration quotas that restricted immigrants from particular countries, especially those of Eastern and Southern Europe, in an effort to maintain the existing ethnic makeup of the United States.

The Act classifies immigrants into three types in order to determine preference:

  • Immigrants who were relatives of U.S. Citizens or had special skills. These immigrants were exempted from quotas and admitted without restrictions
  • Refugees
  • Other immigrants

Today, visa limits for immigrants are set at 700,000 in the categories of employment, immediate family, and family preference.

The state of immigration laws is currently a large political issue because of increasing illegal immigration and border security issues. Since March 2003, in response to the September 11th attacks, the INA has faced major changes in regards to the admission and removal of terrorist subjects.

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If you or someone you know needs legal advice or assistance regarding immigration, our experienced and compassionate Austin immigration attorneys can help. To learn more, contact the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, at 512-323-2333.

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