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Immigration Dictionary

I-94

Arrival-Departure Record.

I-94W

Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival-Departure Record.

Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status.

Certain immigrants who because of their close relationship to US citizens are exempt from the numerical limitations imposed on immigration to the United States. Immediate relatives are: spouses of citizens, children (under 21 years of age and unmarried) of citizens, and parents of citizens 21 years of age or older.

Immigrant

The Immigrant Visa, also known as Green card, Alien Registration Receipt Card, Form I-151 or I-551, is issued to lawful permanent residents.

Immigration Act of 1990

Public Law 101-649 (Act of November 29, 1990), which increased the limits on legal immigration to the United States, revised all grounds for exclusion and deportation, authorized temporary protected status to aliens of designated countries, revised and established new nonimmigrant admission categories, revised and extended the Visa Waiver Pilot Program, and revised naturalization authority and requirements.

Immigration and Nationality Act

The Act (INA), which, along with other immigration laws, treaties, and conventions of the United States, relates to the immigration, temporary admission, naturalization, and removal of aliens.

Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)

Immigration Judge

An attorney appointed by the Attorney General to act as an administrative judge within the Executive Office for Immigration Review. They are qualified to conduct specified classes of proceedings, including removal proceedings.

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