Alien

An alien is an individual within the borders of the United States, who is not a citizen of the country. Aliens can be legal or illegal, and are also referred to as foreign nationals. Legal aliens are those who have entered the country legally, and are allowed to stay in the country legally as well. This involves having the proper documentation (such as a passport and valid visa) when coming into and staying in the country.

The Department of Homeland Security assigns an alien registration number to all legal aliens on arrival. This is a unique number that identifies the alien. Legal aliens can permanently reside within the country, or can be temporary such as tourists.

Illegal aliens are those who gain entry into and reside in the country without following the correct procedures or obtaining the required legal permission to do so. This includes illegally crossing the border or extending one’s stay past the time allocated to legally stay in the country.

Whether legal or illegal, aliens have some constitutional rights such as the right to due process and free speech. However, these rights are limited; some of the constitutional rights that may not apply to an alien include the right to vote, the right to bear arms or the right to hold certain offices especially in the civil service.

Illegal aliens have far more restrictions regarding the constitutional rights they have a right to. With the recent political climate in the country, they are also constantly at risk of deportation.

To make the long story short - I wouldn't be here now writing this review if it wasn't for him. He fought with me and for me as if he was defending himself and not some stranger from a foreign country. I will highly recommend him - if your case has any chance at all he is the one you need.

-Immigration Client

Breaking News

FEDERAL COURT ORDERS DHS TO MAINTAIN DACA PROGRAM

Following the Trump Administration's announcement that they would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program set forth by President Obama via Executive Order, the University of California filed a formal legal complaint...

read more

TRUMP TERMINATES TPS FOR 200,000 EL SALVADORANS

A profound sense of demoralization and dread has gripped El Salvadorans, their families, their employers, and their communities across the United States today.  In President Trump's latest reversal of immigration policies that seek to terminate...

read more

GOVERNOR-ELECT PHIL MURPHY'S VISION FOR 2018 IMMIGRATION IN NEW JERSEY

The political landscape for immigrants in 2017 under Trump was bleak, with widespread anticipatory anxiety regarding the fate of DREAMers, TPS recipients, individuals from Muslim backgrounds, beneficiaries of chain migration, and the undocumented...

read more
© 2015 The Shulman Law Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Website Design by Hudson