Immigration is the act of entering a country with the intention of permanently living and/or working there, although U.S. immigration laws also cover entry into the country for almost any purpose, including temporary stays beyond a certain length of time. The United States immigration system is built on a complicated set of laws, rules, and procedures. In order to obtain the best possible outcome in a given immigration proceeding, it helps to understand the laws that underlay the process. Fortunately, US immigration laws are the same throughout the country and the world, since they are governed at the federal level; but some state laws effectively impact immigrants and their respective processes as well.

Immigration Law are statutes, rules, and regulations set forth by the national government that controls the legal status of a person’s citizenship and the flow of foreign and non-citizens into and within the country. The law will cover matters such as visas and permits such as work visas, tourist visas, student visas as well as matters of permanent residence (Green Card), deportation, citizenship and naturalization. In the United States, Immigration Law is primarily managed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which replaced the Immigration and Naturalization Service. DHS is divided into three distinct departments: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

People can come to the U.S. on either a permanent or temporary basis. There are many different options that can be available and often it is difficult to discern which is the best choice as different visas have different requirements.  The US immigration system is complicated and even minor mistakes in an application can lead to denial of a visa. While in any legal process there can be no guarantee of a result, due to the number of variables that are in play, the experience and dedication of a qualified immigration attorney can help alleviate many of the issues that can arise during the immigration process and significantly increase your chances of receiving an approval of your application.

Permanent visas can be attained through a variety of processes including, but not limited to, family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, investor visas, or humanitarian status. Temporary visas are available for work and travel.  In addition, businesses, employees or prospective employees and others have a range of options for entering the U.S. on a permanent or temporary basis, many of which are highly complex. For an organization without legal experience with immigration matters, navigating the immigration process can be difficult and highly inefficient and it is essential to work with an experienced legal team that can help you through the process and prevent unnecessary complications.

The Murtaz Law Group knows that each client’s individual situation is unique and we will guide you through the best options available under the circumstances. After gaining a thorough understanding of each client given situation, timeframes, and goals, we strive to provide the best option, personalized for each client, with the value and efficiency our clients have come to expect.


The Murtaz Law Group knows that each client’s individual situation is unique and we will guide you through the best options available under the circumstances. We strive to provide the best option, personalized for each client, with the value and efficiency our clients have come to expect.