Here are the main types of immigration statuses:


includes the right to vote and run for public office.

Kid Drinking Water

Humanitarian Options
Depending on the situation in the US or the country of origin, options may be available.

Action Papers

Deferred Action
A temporary relief from removal and employment authorization.

Man Showing Paper

Legal Permanent Resident (Green card)
Allows someone to stay in the US and petition for certain family members.

Woman at the airport

Non-Immigrant Visas

There are a variety of non-immigrant visas including tourist, student and work visas.

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Someone that does not currently have a lawful immigration status in the US.