U.S. Immigration Laws protect those who come into their territory fleeing from persecution in their native country.
- Persecution includes severe harm, physical mistreatment, detention, and serious threats
- Because of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group
- From the government, or groups that the government is not willing or able to control.
U.S. Nationality Laws include paths to U.S. naturalization and citizenship by meeting specific requirements to receive automatic citizenship at birth or by the amount of years living in the U.S. as a legal permanent resident.