Law for immigrant and Brazilian in the United States


The rules established by the United States federal government for determining who can enter the country and for how long they can be known as immigration laws. According to the United States Constitution, Congress has the exclusive authority to legislate in the field of immigration. The immigration laws of the United States are focused on the following principles: family reunification, encouraging immigrants with valuable skills to contribute to the economy of the United States, protecting refugees, and promoting diversity. (Hamann, 2017).


Immigration regulations are administered and enforced by three federal agencies. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigates and prosecutes those who violate the law. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees legal immigration applications. Border security is the responsibility of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). A person who wishes to immigrate to the United States must complete a set of detailed applications with the federal government. However, immigration law is constantly changing, making it difficult, if not impossible, for anyone to stay up to date.(Lazar-Neto et al., 2017).


The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is the primary source of naturalization and citizenship legislation in the United States. Immigrants may become citizens of the United States in a variety of ways.

  • An immigrant who was born in the United States of America or one of its domains.
  • An immigrant with American parents who were born in the United States.
  • By becoming a naturalized citizen which usually entails a residency period and the passing of a citizenship test.
  • An immigrant who Being a minor with one or more naturalized citizens with one or both parents.

Immigration is considered as a particular practice field that is not suitable for general practitioners among attorneys. It is not advisable to reflect oneself. Most people who apply for U.S. immigration agencies will obtain a green with the help of an experienced attorney and ultimately become citizens of the United States. In the United States, family-based immigration is the only secure way to obtain citizenship, but the legislation also allows employees and investors to obtain citizenship. Another way to obtain citizenship is for one of the family members to file a petition and initiate the process. (Lazar-Neto et al., 2017).

One way is to seek asylum at official border crossings, also known as ports of entry. That begins a lengthy legal process in which they must demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country. However, several people become irritated by the long lines and decide not to queue at all. So, they take a different approach: they cross the border outside of the official crossings — either secretly or freely — and surrender to Border Patrol officers, who then detain them on the American side. When migrants who walk or sneak across the border are arrested, Border Patrol agents transport them to detention centers where they are subjected to a medical examination and a criminal background check.(Hamann, 2017).


Hamann, E. (2017). Trump, Immigration, and Children. Anthropology News, 58(3), e345–e349.

Heyman, J. M. (2008). Tough Questions in the US Immigration Debate: Finding a Moral Heart for US Immigration Policy Revisited. Anthropology News, 49(5), 10–11.

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