Title 8 of the United States Code

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Title 8 of the United States Code codifies statutes relating to aliens and nationality in the United States Code.[1]

Chapters 1-11[edit]

Chapter 12: Immigration and Nationality[edit]

Subchapter I: General Provisions[edit]

Section 1101: Definitions
Section 1102: Diplomatic and semidiplomatic immunities
Section 1103: Powers and duties of the Secretary, the Under Secretary, and the Attorney General
Section 1104: Powers and duties of Secretary of State
Section 1105: Liaison with internal security officers; data exchange
Section 1105a: Employment authorization for battered spouses of certain nonimmigrants
Section 1106 is repealed.
Section 1107: Additional report

Subchapter II: Immigration[edit]

Part I: Selection System[edit]

Section 1151: Worldwide level of immigration
Section 1151a is repealed
Section 1152: Numerical limitations on individual foreign states
Section 1153: Allocation of immigrant visas
Section 1154: Procedure for granting immigrant status
Section 1155: Revocation of approval of petitions; effective date
Section 1156: Unused immigrant visas
Section 1157: Annual admission of refugees and admission of emergency situation refugees
Section 1158: Asylum
Section 1159: Adjustment of status of refugees
Section 1160: Special agricultural workers
Section 1161 is repealed.

Part II: Admission Qualifications for Aliens; Travel Control of Citizens and Aliens[edit]

Section 1181: Admission of immigrants into the United States
Section 1182: Inadmissible aliens
Section 1182a is repealed.
Section 1182d: Denial of visas to confiscators of American property
Section 1182e: Denial of entry into United States of foreign nationals engaged in establishment or enforcement of forced abortion or sterilization policy
Section 1182f: Denial of entry into United States of Chinese and other nationals engaged in coerced organ or bodily tissue transplantation
Section 1183: Admission of aliens on giving bond or undertaking; return upon permanent departure
Section 1183a: Requirements for sponsor's affidavit of support
Section 1184: Admission of nonimmigrants
Section 1184a: Philippine Traders as nonimmigrants
Section 1185: Travel control of citizens and aliens
Section 1186 is transferred.
Section 1186a: Conditional permanent resident status for certain alien spouses and sons and daughters
Section 1186b: Conditional permanent resident status for certain alien entrepreneurs, spouses, and children
Section 1187: Visa waiver program for certain visitors
Section 1187a: Provision of assistance to non-program countries
Section 1188: Admission of temporary H–2A workers
Section 1189: Designation of foreign terrorist organizations

Part III: Issuance of Entry Documents[edit]

Section 1201: Issuance of visas
Section 1201a is repealed.
Section 1202: Application for visas
Section 1203: Reentry permit
Section 1204: Immediate relative and special immigrant visas
Section 1205 is repealed.

Part IV: Inspection, Apprehension, Examination, Exclusion, and Removal[edit]

Section 1221: Lists of alien and citizen passengers arriving and departing
Section 1222: Detention of aliens for physical and mental examination
Section 1223: Entry through or from foreign territory and adjacent islands
Section 1224: Designation of ports of entry for aliens arriving by aircraft
Section 1225: Inspection by immigration officers; expedited removal of inadmissible arriving aliens; referral for hearing
Section 1225a: Preinspection at foreign airports
Section 1226: Apprehension and detention of aliens
Section 1226a: Mandatory detention of suspected terrorists; habeas corpus; judicial review
Section 1227: Deportable aliens
Section 1228: Expedited removal of aliens convicted of committing aggravated felonies
Section 1229: Initiation of removal proceedings
Section 1229a: Removal proceedings
Section 1229b: Cancellation of removal; adjustment of status
Section 1229c: Voluntary departure
Section 1230: Records of admission
Section 1231: Detention and removal of aliens ordered removed
Section 1232: Enhancing efforts to combat the trafficking of children

Part V: Adjustment and Change of Status[edit]

Section 1251 is transferred.
Section 1251a is repealed.
Section 1252: Judicial review of orders of removal
Section 1252a is transferred.
Section 1252b is repealed.
Section 1252c: Authorizing State and local law enforcement officials to arrest and detain certain illegal aliens
Section 1253: Penalties related to removal
Section 1254 is repealed.
Section 1254a: Temporary protected status
Section 1254b: Collection of fees under temporary protected status program
Section 1255: Adjustment of status of nonimmigrant to that of person admitted for permanent residence
Section 1255a: Adjustment of status of certain entrants before January 1, 1982, to that of person admitted for lawful residence
Section 1255b: Adjustment of status of certain nonimmigrants to that of persons admitted for permanent residence
Section 1256: Rescission of adjustment of status; effect upon naturalized citizen
Section 1257: Adjustment of status of certain resident aliens to nonimmigrant status; exceptions
Section 1258: Change of nonimmigrant classification
Section 1259: Record of admission for permanent residence in the case of certain aliens who entered the United States prior to January 1, 1972
Section 1260: Removal of aliens falling into distress

Part VI: Special Provisions Relating to Alien Crewmen[edit]

Section 1281: Alien crewmen
Section 1282: Conditional permits to land temporarily
Section 1283: Hospital treatment of alien crewmen afflicted with certain diseases
Section 1284: Control of alien crewmen
Section 1285: Employment on passenger vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities
Section 1286: Discharge of alien crewmen; penalties
Section 1287: Alien crewmen brought into the United States with intent to evade immigration laws; penalties
Section 1288: Limitations on performance of longshore work by alien crewmen

Part VII: Registration of Aliens[edit]

Section 1301: Alien seeking entry; contents
Section 1302: Registration of aliens
Section 1303: Registration of special groups
Section 1304: Forms for registration and fingerprinting
Section 1305: Notices of change of address
Section 1306: Penalties

Part VIII: General Penalty Provisions[edit]

Section 1321: Prevention of unauthorized landing of aliens
Section 1322: Bringing in aliens subject to denial of admission on a health-related ground; persons liable; clearance papers; exceptions; "person" defined
Section 1323: Unlawful bringing of aliens into United States
Section 1324: Bringing in and harboring certain aliens
Section 1324a: Unlawful employment of aliens
Section 1324b: Unfair immigration-related employment practices
Section 1324c: Penalties for document fraud
Section 1324d: Civil penalties for failure to depart
Section 1325: Improper entry by alien
Section 1326: Reentry of removed aliens
Section 1327: Aiding or assisting certain aliens to enter
Section 1328: Importation of alien for immoral purpose
Section 1329: Jurisdiction of district courts
Section 1330: Collection of penalties and expenses

Part IX: Miscellaneous[edit]

Section 1351: Nonimmigrant visa fees
Section 1352: Printing of reentry permits and blank forms of manifest and crew lists; sale to public
Section 1353: Travel expenses and expense of transporting remains of officers and employees dying outside of United States
Section 1353a: Officers and employees; overtime services; extra compensation; length of working day
Section 1353b: Extra compensation; payment
Section 1353c: Immigration officials; service in foreign contiguous territory
Section 1353d: Disposition of money received as extra compensation
Section 1354: Applicability to members of the Armed Forces
Section 1355: Disposal of privileges at immigrant stations; rentals; retail sale; disposition of receipts
Section 1356: Disposition of moneys collected under the provisions of this subchapter
Section 1357: Powers of immigration officers and employees
Section 1358: Local jurisdiction over immigrant stations
Section 1359: Application to American Indians born in Canada
Section 1360: Establishment of central file; information from other departments and agencies
Section 1361: Burden of proof upon alien
Section 1362: Right to counsel
Section 1363: Deposit of and interest on cash received to secure immigration bonds
Section 1363a: Undercover investigation authority
Section 1363b is repealed.
Section 1364: Triennial comprehensive report on immigration
Section 1365: Reimbursement of States for costs of incarcerating illegal aliens and certain Cuban nationals
Section 1365a: Integrated entry and exit data system
Section 1365b: Biometric entry and exit data system
Section 1366: Annual report on criminal aliens
Section 1367: Penalties for disclosure of information
Section 1368: Increase in INS detention facilities; report on detention space
Section 1369: Treatment of expenses subject to emergency medical services exception
Section 1370: Reimbursement of States and localities for emergency ambulance services
Section 1371: Reports
Section 1372: Program to collect information relating to nonimmigrant foreign students and other exchange program participants
Section 1373: Communication between government agencies and the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Section 1374: Information regarding female genital mutilation
Section 1375 is repealed.
Section 1375a: Domestic violence information and resources for immigrants and regulation of international marriage brokers
Section 1375b: Protections for domestic workers and other nonimmigrants
Section 1375c: Protections, remedies, and limitations on issuance for A–3 and G–5 visas
Section 1376: Data on nonimmigrant overstay rates
Section 1377: Collection of data on detained asylum seekers
Section 1378: Collection of data on other detained aliens
Section 1379: Technology standard to confirm identity
Section 1380: Maintenance of statistics by the Department of Homeland Security
Section 1381: Secretary of Labor report
Section 1382: Acceptance and administration of gifts for immigration integration grants program

Subchapter III: Nationality and Naturalization[edit]

Subchapter IV: Refugee and Assistance[edit]

Subchapter V: Alien Terrorist Removal Procedure[edit]

Chapters 13-15[edit]


  1. ^ "United States Code". Office of the Law Revision Counsel. Retrieved November 21, 2015.

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