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Greenville County, SC Immigration Law Lawyer
(864) 672-8042 55 Beattie Place
Greenville, SC 29601
Immigration, Business, Employment and International
School of Law
Greenville County, SC Immigration Law Attorney
(864) 232-7000 55 Beattie Place
Greenville, SC 29601
Immigration, Business, Employment and International
School of Law
Greenville County, SC Immigration Law Attorney
(864) 672-8048 55 Beattie Pl
Greenville, SC 29601
Immigration, Business, Employment and International
School of Law
Spartanburg County, SC Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
111 N Spring St
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Immigration, Business and Employment
Greenville County, SC Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
1200 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
Immigration, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Greenville County, SC Immigration Law Attorney with 56 years experience
213 Whitsett St
Greenville, SC 29601
Immigration, Business, Civil Rights and Family
Spartanburg County, SC Immigration Law Attorney
100 Dunbar St
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Immigration and Business
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are components of the Department of Homeland Security and handle the processing, enforcement, and adjudication of U.S. immigration matters. U.S. immigration laws treat persons as either citizens or aliens. The law classifies aliens according to immigration status, with each group afforded different rights and obligations, such as the right to reside in the United States, the right to sponsor relatives, and the right to work in the United States. Aliens may be lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), immigrant visa holders, temporary lawful visitors, or undocumented persons.

Immigration lawyers represent persons seeking visas or green cards, which allow them to enter or remain in the United States. Two common types of visas are employment-based visas and family-based visas. Employment-based visas grant a non-U.S. citizen the right to work in the United States. Spouses and children may sometimes accompany employment-based immigrants. Family-based visas confer lawful permanent resident status to a foreign national based on an immediate relationship to a U.S. citizen.

Immigration attorneys also handle deportation/removal, naturalization (citizenship) and asylum matters. Because immigration proceedings are often complex, an immigration attorney is invaluable to those dealing with immigration issues.


Deportation/removal: The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Removal (formerly called deportation) is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.

Lawful permanent resident: Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.