Federal immigration law determines whether a person is an alien, and associated legal rights, duties, and obligations of aliens in the United States. It also provides means by which certain aliens can become naturalized citizens with full rights of citizenship. Immigration law serves as a gatekeeper for the nation's border: it determines who may enter, how long they may stay and when they must leave.

The United States has a long history of immigration laws. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA) with some major, and many minor, changes continues to be the basic immigration law of the country. The most significant amendment to the INA was in 1965 which abolished the natural origin provisions, and established a new quota system.

Immigration lawyers provide services to those individuals who wish to become citizens of the United States. For a person to become a citizen there are certain regulations that need to be followed. Immigration attorneys provide information to people wanting to enter the country, with their families, as individuals, or for business purposes. Immigration statutes are regulated by the federal government and therefore immigration procedures can be done through the mail and so therefore a person anywhere in the United States can retain the services of an attorney located any place in the U.S.

Advice that U.S. immigration attorneys proved to individuals can be concerning applying for work using a temporary visa, obtaining permanent citizen status, and getting extensions on temporary citizenship visas and any problems that occur as a result of filing for a citizenship visa. These visas are essential to anyone from another country seeking to spend time or to live in the United States. Musicians, athletes, individuals starting businesses, and persons from other countries who are planning on marrying a person from the United States all need the services of U.S. immigration lawyers.

For commerce problems, immigration attorneys can aid in the resolution of persons and companies experiencing difficulties, or just for employee transfers from one country to another.


Stewart R. Wilson (Retired 2018)

Stewart Wilson practiced law in Elko continuously from 1967 until his retirement in 2018. He was a member...

Richard G. Barrows

Richard Barrows has practiced law continuously in Elko since 1973.  He is a retired Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and....

Robert M. Salyer

Robert Salyer has practiced law in Elko since 1998. He currently belongs to the

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The City of Elko is the largest urban area and is a center of commerce and government in northeastern Nevada. It serves as the county seat for Elko County which covers an area of over 17,000 square miles. It is the fourth largest county in the United States and is larger than the states of Delaware, Rhode Island, Maryland, Connecticut and the District of Columbia combined.

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Elko NV 89801
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