Immigration and Nationality Act (2011)


§102Diplomatic and semidiplomatic immunities
§103Powers and duties of the Secretary, the Under Secretary, and the Attorney General
§104Powers and duties of Secretary of State
§105Liaison with internal security officers; data exchange
§106Employment authorization for battered spouses of certain nonimmigrants


Part I - Selection System

§201Worldwide level of immigration
§202Numerical limitations on individual foreign states
§203Allocation of immigrant visas
§204Procedure for granting immigrant status
§205Revocation of approval of petitions; effective date
§206Unused immigrant visas
§207Annual admission of refugees and admission of emergency situation refugees
§209Adjustment of status of refugees
§210Special agricultural workers

Part II - Admission Qualifications for Aliens; Travel Control of Citizens and Aliens

§211Admission of immigrants into the United States
§212Inadmissible aliens
§213Admission of aliens on giving bond or undertaking; return upon permanent departure
§213ARequirements for sponsor's affidavit of support
§214Admission of nonimmigrants
§215Travel control of citizens and aliens
§216Conditional permanent resident status for certain alien spouses and sons and daughters
§216AConditional permanent resident status for certain alien entrepreneurs, spouses, and children
§217Visa waiver program for certain visitors
§218Admission of temporary H-2A workers
§219Designation of foreign terrorist organizations

Part III - Issuance of Entry Documents

§221Issuance of visas
§222Application for visas
§223Reentry permit
§224Immediate relative and special immigrant visas

Part IV - Inspection, Apprehension, Examination, Exclusion, and Removal

§231Lists of alien and citizen passengers arriving and departing
§232Detention of aliens for physical and mental examination
§233Entry through or from foreign territory and adjacent islands
§234Designation of ports of entry for aliens arriving by aircraft
§235Inspection by immigration officers; expedited removal of inadmissible arriving aliens; referral for hearing
§235APreinspection at foreign airports
§236Apprehension and detention of aliens
§236AMandatory detention of suspected terrorists; habeas corpus; judicial review
§237Deportable aliens
§238Expedited removal of aliens convicted of committing aggravated felonies
§239Initiation of removal proceedings
§240Removal proceedings
§240ACancellation of removal; adjustment of status
§240BVoluntary departure
§240CRecords of admission
§241Detention and removal of aliens ordered removed

Part V - Adjustment and Change of Status

§242Judicial review of orders of removal
§243Penalties related to removal
§244Temporary protected status
§245Adjustment of status of nonimmigrant to that of person admitted for permanent residence
§245AAdjustment of status of certain entrants before January 1, 1982, to that of person admitted for lawful residence
§246Rescission of adjustment of status; effect upon naturalized citizen
§247Adjustment of status of certain resident aliens to nonimmigrant status; exceptions
§248Change of nonimmigrant classification
§249Record of admission for permanent residence in the case of certain aliens who entered the United States prior to January 1, 1972
§250Removal of aliens falling into distress

Part VI - Special Provisions Relating to Alien Crewmen

§251Alien crewmen
§252Conditional permits to land temporarily
§253Hospital treatment of alien crewmen afflicted with certain diseases
§254Control of alien crewmen
§255Employment on passenger vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities
§256Discharge of alien crewmen; penalties
§257Alien crewmen brought into the United States with intent to evade immigration laws; penalties
§258Limitations on performance of longshore work by alien crewmen

Part VII - Registration of Aliens

§261Alien seeking entry; contents
§262Registration of aliens
§263Registration of special groups
§264Forms for registration and fingerprinting
§265Notices of change of address

Part VIII - General Penalty Provisions

§271Prevention of unauthorized landing of aliens
§272Bringing in aliens subject to denial of admission on a health-related ground; persons liable; clearance papers; exceptions; “person” defined
§273Unlawful bringing of aliens into United States
§274Bringing in and harboring certain aliens
§274AUnlawful employment of aliens
§274BUnfair immigration-related employment practices
§274CPenalties for document fraud
§274DCivil penalties for failure to depart
§275Improper entry by alien
§276Reentry of removed aliens
§277Aiding or assisting certain aliens to enter
§278Importation of alien for immoral purpose
§279Jurisdiction of district courts
§280Collection of penalties and expenses

Part IX - Miscellaneous

§284Nonimmigrant visa fees
§284Printing of reentry permits and blank forms of manifest and crew lists; sale to public
§284Travel expenses and expense of transporting remains of officers and employees dying outside of United States
§284Applicability to members of the Armed Forces
§285Disposal of privileges at immigrant stations; rentals; retail sale; disposition of receipts
§286Disposition of moneys collected under the provisions of
§287Powers of immigration officers and employees
§288Local jurisdiction over immigrant stations
§289Application to American Indians born in Canada
§290Establishment of central file; information from other departments and agencies
§291Burden of proof upon alien
§292Right to counsel
§293Deposit of and interest on cash received to secure immigration bonds
§294Undercover investigation authority


Part I - Nationality at Birth and Collective Naturalization

§301Nationals and citizens of United States at birth
§302Persons born in Puerto Rico on or after April 11, 1899
§303Persons born in the Canal Zone or Republic of Panama on or after February 26, 1904
§304Persons born in Alaska on or after March 30, 1867
§305Persons born in Hawaii
§306Persons living in and born in the Virgin Islands
§307Persons living in and born in Guam
§308Nationals but not citizens of the United States at birth
§309Children born out of wedlock

Part II - Nationality Through Naturalization

§310Naturalization authority
§311Eligibility for naturalization
§312Requirements as to understanding the English language, history, principles and form of government of the United States
§313Prohibition upon the naturalization of persons opposed to government or law, or who favor totalitarian forms of government
§314Ineligibility to naturalization of deserters from the Armed Forces
§315Citizenship denied alien relieved of service in Armed Forces because of alienage
§316Requirements of naturalization
§317Temporary absence of persons performing religious duties
§318Prerequisite to naturalization; burden of proof
§319Married persons and employees of certain nonprofit organizations
§320Children born outside the United States and residing permanently in the United States; conditions under which citizenship automatically acquired
§322Children born and residing outside the United States; conditions for acquiring certificate of citizenship
§324Former citizens regaining citizenship
§325Nationals but not citizens; residence within outlying possessions
§326Resident Philippine citizens excepted from certain requirements
§327Former citizens losing citizenship by entering armed forces of foreign countries during World War II
§328Naturalization through service in the armed forces
§329Naturalization through active-duty service in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, Korean hostilities, Vietnam hostilities, or other periods of military hostilities
§329APosthumous citizenship through death while on active-duty service in armed forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean hostilities, the Vietnam hostilities, or in other periods of military hostilities
§330Constructive residence through service on certain United States vessels
§331Alien enemies
§333Photographs; number
§334Application for naturalization; declaration of intention
§335Investigation of applicants; examination of applications
§336Hearings on denials of applications for naturalization
§337Oath of renunciation and allegiance
§338Certificate of naturalization; contents
§339Functions and duties of clerks and records of declarations of intention and applications for naturalization
§340Revocation of naturalization
§341Certificates of citizenship or U.S. non-citizen national status; procedure
§342Cancellation of certificates issued by Attorney General, the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner; action not to affect citizenship status
§343Documents and copies issued by Attorney General
§344Fiscal provisions
§346Publication and distribution of citizenship textbooks; use of naturalization fees
§347Compilation of naturalization statistics and payment for equipment

Part III - Loss of Nationality

§349Loss of nationality by native-born or naturalized citizen; voluntary action; burden of proof; presumptions
§351Restrictions on loss of nationality
§356Nationality lost solely from performance of acts or fulfillment of conditions
§357Application of treaties; exceptions

Part IV - Miscellaneous

§358Certificate of diplomatic or consular officer of United States as to loss of American nationality
§359Certificate of nationality issued by Secretary of State for person not a naturalized citizen of United States for use in proceedings of a foreign state
§360Denial of rights and privileges as national
§361Cancellation of United States passports and Consular Reports of Birth


Part IV - Miscellaneous

§411Office of Refugee Resettlement; establishment; appointment of Director; functions
§412Authorization for programs for domestic resettlement of and assistance to refugees
§413Congressional reports
§414Authorization of appropriations


Part IV - Miscellaneous

§502Establishment of removal court
§503Removal court procedure
§504Removal hearing
§506Custody and release pending removal hearing
§507Custody and release after removal hearing