Whenever a person applies for the passport and travels from his own country to another country for school attendance or employment or whatever reasons, there is an action involved as a part of the International Immigration Law. This area is being regulated by the international law. It deals with the legal status of the person as citizen. Immigration law is different in different countries however United Nations international Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ascertains that all the counties should allow entry to the citizens of that particular country.

Immigration law in US

The US immigration law comes under the category of federal government. It is this law which determines whether or not a person is alien or foreign and it also determines the duties, obligations and legal rights of the person while in US. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 defines an alien as “any person who is not a citizen or a national of the United States.” The US immigration law is responsible for further overseeing the processes in which these aliens enter US, gain residence as well as become naturalized citizens. A regulatory authority or body is also involved in the process and it deals with the fact regarding how long the visitors can remain in US and when they should evict.

Title 8 of US Code consists of the US federal immigration laws as well as Title 28 of US Code describes about the jurisdiction that each state has. It is the Congress which maintains complete authority on the process of US immigration. Courts in the US remain out of the matter of immigration, unless and until the constitutional rights have been involved.