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Immigration and Nationality Act

The INA – Immigration and Nationality Act became enacted in 1952.

The INA accumulated many provisions and reorganized all the structure of USA  immigration law.

The INA has been amended often over the years and contains among the most important provisions of USA immigration law.

The INA is contained inside the USA Code (U.S.C.).

The US Code is a collection of all the legal guidelines of the USA.

Title 8 of the U.S. Code covers “Aliens and Nationality.”

The tables below display INA sections and their corresponding USA Code section.

To make sure accuracy, USCIS hyperlinks to the respectable U.S. Code organized via the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

Title I: General Provisions

Title II: Immigration

Immigration and
Nationality Act
U.S. Code Title
INA 201 8 U.S.C. 1151 Worldwide level of immigration.
INA 202 8 U.S.C. 1152 Numerical limitations on individual foreign states.
INA 203 8 U.S.C. 1153 Allocation of immigrant visas.
INA 204 8 U.S.C. 1154 Procedure for granting immigrant status.
INA 205 8 U.S.C. 1155 Revocation of approval of petitions; effective date.
INA 206 8 U.S.C. 1156 Unused immigrant visas.
INA 207 8 U.S.C. 1157 Annual admission of refugees and admission of emergency situation refugees.
INA 208 8 U.S.C. 1158 Asylum.
INA 209 8 U.S.C. 1159 Adjustment of status of refugees.
INA 210 8 U.S.C. 1160 Special agricultural workers.
INA 210A 8 U.S.C. 1161 Repealed.
INA 211 8 U.S.C. 1181 Admission of immigrants into the United States.
INA 212 8 U.S.C. 1182 Inadmissible aliens.
INA 213 8 U.S.C. 1183 Admission of aliens on giving bond or undertaking; return upon permanent departure.
INA 213A 8 U.S.C. 1183a Requirements for sponsor’s affidavit of support.
INA 214 8 U.S.C. 1184 Admission of nonimmigrants.
INA 215 8 U.S.C. 1185 Travel control of citizens and aliens.
INA 216 8 U.S.C. 1186a Conditional permanent resident status for certain alien spouses and sons and daughters.
INA 216A 8 U.S.C. 1186b Conditional permanent resident status for certain alien entrepreneurs, spouses, and children.
INA 217 8 U.S.C. 1187 Visa waiver program for certain visitors.
INA 218 8 U.S.C. 1188 Admission of temporary H–2A workers.
INA 219 8 U.S.C. 1189 Designation of foreign terrorist organizations.
INA 221 8 U.S.C. 1201 Issuance of visas.
INA 222 8 U.S.C. 1202 Application for visas.
INA 223 8 U.S.C. 1203 Reentry permit.
INA 224 8 U.S.C. 1204 Immediate relative and special immigrant visas.
INA 231 8 U.S.C. 1221 Lists of alien and citizen passengers arriving and departing.
INA 232 8 U.S.C. 1222 Detention of aliens for physical and mental examination.
INA 233 8 U.S.C. 1223 Entry through or from foreign territory and adjacent islands.
INA 234 8 U.S.C. 1224 Designation of ports of entry for aliens arriving by aircraft.
INA 235 8 U.S.C. 1225 Inspection by immigration officers; expedited removal of inadmissible arriving aliens; referral for hearing.
INA 235A 8 U.S.C. 1225a Preinspection at foreign airports.
INA 236 8 U.S.C. 1226 Apprehension and detention of aliens.
INA 236A 8 U.S.C. 1226a Mandatory detention of suspected terrorists; habeas corpus; judicial review.
INA 237 8 U.S.C. 1227 Deportable aliens.
INA 238 8 U.S.C. 1228 Expedited removal of aliens convicted of committing aggravated felonies.
INA 239 8 U.S.C. 1229 Initiation of removal proceedings.
INA 240 8 U.S.C. 1229a Removal proceedings.
INA 240A 8 U.S.C. 1229b Cancellation of removal; adjustment of status.
INA 240B 8 U.S.C. 1229c Voluntary departure.
INA 240C 8 U.S.C. 1230 Records of admission.
INA 241 8 U.S.C. 1231 Detention and removal of aliens ordered removed.
INA 242 8 U.S.C. 1252 Judicial review of orders of removal.
INA 242A 8 U.S.C. 1252a Transferred.
INA 242B 8 U.S.C. 1252b Repealed.
INA 243 8 U.S.C. 1253 Penalties related to removal.
INA 244 8 U.S.C. 1254a Temporary protected status.
INA 245 8 U.S.C. 1255 Adjustment of status of nonimmigrant to that of person admitted for permanent residence.
INA 245A 8 U.S.C. 1255a Adjustment of status of certain entrants before January 1, 1982, to that of person admitted for lawful residence.
INA 246 8 U.S.C. 1256 Rescission of adjustment of status; effect upon naturalized citizen.
INA 247 8 U.S.C. 1257 Adjustment of status of certain resident aliens to nonimmigrant status; exceptions.
INA 248 8 U.S.C. 1258 Change of nonimmigrant classification.
INA 249 8 U.S.C. 1259 Record of admission for permanent residence in the case of certain aliens who entered the United States prior to January 1, 1972.
INA 250 8 U.S.C. 1260 Removal of aliens falling into distress.
INA 251 8 U.S.C. 1281 Alien crewmen.
INA 252 8 U.S.C. 1282 Conditional permits to land temporarily.
INA 253 8 U.S.C. 1283 Hospital treatment of alien crewmen afflicted with certain diseases.
INA 254 8 U.S.C. 1284 Control of alien crewmen.
INA 255 8 U.S.C. 1285 Employment on passenger vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities.
INA 256 8 U.S.C. 1286 Discharge of alien crewmen; penalties.
INA 257 8 U.S.C. 1287 Alien crewmen brought into the United States with intent to evade immigration laws; penalties.
INA 258 8 U.S.C. 1288 Limitations on performance of longshore work by alien crewmen.
INA 261 8 U.S.C. 1301 Alien seeking entry; contents.
INA 262 8 U.S.C. 1302 Registration of aliens.
INA 263 8 U.S.C. 1303 Registration of special groups.
INA 264 8 U.S.C. 1304 Forms for registration and fingerprinting.
INA 265 8 U.S.C. 1305 Notices of change of address.
INA 266 8 U.S.C. 1306 Penalties.
INA 271 8 U.S.C. 1321 Prevention of unauthorized landing of aliens.
INA 272 8 U.S.C. 1322 Bringing in aliens subject to denial of admission on a health-related ground; persons liable; clearance papers; exceptions; “person” defined.
INA 273 8 U.S.C. 1323 Unlawful bringing of aliens into United States.
INA 274 8 U.S.C. 1324 Bringing in and harboring certain aliens.
INA 274A 8 U.S.C. 1324a Unlawful employment of aliens.
INA 274B 8 U.S.C. 1324b Unfair immigration-related employment practices.
INA 274C 8 U.S.C. 1324c Penalties for document fraud.
INA 274D 8 U.S.C. 1324d Civil penalties for failure to depart.
INA 275 8 U.S.C. 1325 Improper entry by alien.
INA 276 8 U.S.C. 1326 Reentry of removed aliens.
INA 277 8 U.S.C. 1327 Aiding or assisting certain aliens to enter.
INA 278 8 U.S.C. 1328 Importation of alien for immoral purpose.
INA 279 8 U.S.C. 1329 Jurisdiction of district courts.
INA 280 8 U.S.C. 1330 Collection of penalties and expenses.
INA 281 8 U.S.C. 1351 Nonimmigrant visa fees.
INA 282 8 U.S.C. 1352 Printing of reentry permits and blank forms of manifest and crew lists; sale to public.
INA 283 8 U.S.C. 1353 Travel expenses and expense of transporting remains of officers and employees dying outside of United States.
INA 284 8 U.S.C. 1354 Applicability to members of the Armed Forces.
INA 285 8 U.S.C. 1355 Disposal of privileges at immigrant stations; rentals; retail sale; disposition of receipts.
INA 286 8 U.S.C. 1356 Disposition of moneys collected under the provisions of this subchapter.
INA 287 8 U.S.C. 1357 Powers of immigration officers and employees.
INA 288 8 U.S.C. 1358 Local jurisdiction over immigrant stations.
INA 289 8 U.S.C. 1359 Application to American Indians born in Canada.
INA 290 8 U.S.C. 1360 Establishment of central file; information from other departments and agencies.
INA 291 8 U.S.C. 1361 Burden of proof upon alien.
INA 292 8 U.S.C. 1362 Right to counsel.
INA 293 8 U.S.C. 1363 Deposit of and interest on cash received to secure immigration bonds.
INA 294 8 U.S.C. 1363a Undercover investigation authority.
INA 295 8 U.S.C. 1363b Repealed.

 

Title III: Nationality and Naturalization

Immigration and
Nationality Act
U.S. Code Title
INA 301 8 U.S.C. 1401 Nationals and citizens of United States at birth.
INA 302 8 U.S.C. 1402 Persons born in Puerto Rico on or after April 11, 1899.
INA 303 8 U.S.C. 1403 Persons born in the Canal Zone or Republic of Panama on or after February 26, 1904.
INA 304 8 U.S.C. 1404 Persons born in Alaska on or after March 30, 1867.
INA 305 8 U.S.C. 1405 Persons born in Hawaii.
INA 306 8 U.S.C. 1406 Persons living in and born in the Virgin Islands.
INA 307 8 U.S.C. 1407 Persons living in and born in Guam.
INA 308 8 U.S.C. 1408 Nationals but not citizens of the United States at birth.
INA 309 8 U.S.C. 1409 Children born out of wedlock.
INA 310 8 U.S.C. 1421 Naturalization authority.
INA 311 8 U.S.C. 1422 Eligibility for naturalization.
INA 312 8 U.S.C. 1423 Requirements as to understanding the English language, history, principles and form of government of the United States.
INA 313 8 U.S.C. 1424 Prohibition upon the naturalization of persons opposed to government or law, or who favor totalitarian forms of government.
INA 314 8 U.S.C. 1425 Ineligibility to naturalization of deserters from the Armed Forces.
INA 315 8 U.S.C. 1426 Citizenship denied alien relieved of service in Armed Forces because of alienage.
INA 316 8 U.S.C. 1427 Requirements of naturalization.
INA 317 8 U.S.C. 1428 Temporary absence of persons performing religious duties.
INA 318 8 U.S.C. 1429 Prerequisite to naturalization; burden of proof.
INA 319 8 U.S.C. 1430 Married persons and employees of certain nonprofit organizations.
INA 320 8 U.S.C. 1431 Children born outside the United States and residing permanently in the United States; conditions under which citizenship automatically acquired; determinations of name and birth date.
INA 321 8 U.S.C. 1432 Repealed.
INA 322 8 U.S.C. 1433 Children born and residing outside the United States; conditions for acquiring certificate of citizenship.
INA 323 8 U.S.C. 1434 Repealed.
INA 324 8 U.S.C. 1435 Former citizens regaining citizenship.
INA 325 8 U.S.C. 1436 Nationals but not citizens; residence within outlying possessions.
INA 326 8 U.S.C. 1437 Resident Philippine citizens excepted from certain requirements.
INA 327 8 U.S.C. 1438 Former citizens losing citizenship by entering armed forces of foreign countries during World War II.
INA 328 8 U.S.C. 1439 Naturalization through service in the armed forces.
INA 329 8 U.S.C. 1440 Naturalization 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.
INA 329A 8 U.S.C. 1440-1 Posthumous 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.
INA 330 8 U.S.C. 1441 Constructive residence through service on certain United States vessels.
INA 331 8 U.S.C. 1442 Alien enemies.
INA 332 8 U.S.C. 1443 Administration.
INA 333 8 U.S.C. 1444 Photographs; number.
INA 334 8 U.S.C. 1445 Application for naturalization; declaration of intention.
INA 335 8 U.S.C. 1446 Investigation of applicants; examination of applications.
INA 336 8 U.S.C. 1447 Hearings on denials of applications for naturalization.
INA 337 8 U.S.C. 1448 Oath of renunciation and allegiance.
INA 338 8 U.S.C. 1449 Certificate of naturalization; contents.
INA 339 8 U.S.C. 1450 Functions and duties of clerks and records of declarations of intention and applications for naturalization.
INA 340 8 U.S.C. 1451 Revocation of naturalization.
INA 341 8 U.S.C. 1452 Certificates of citizenship or U.S. non-citizen national status; procedure.
INA 342 8 U.S.C. 1453 Cancellation of certificates issued by Attorney General, the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner; action not to affect citizenship status.
INA 343 8 U.S.C. 1454 Documents and copies issued by Attorney General.
INA 344 8 U.S.C. 1455 Fiscal provisions.
INA 345 8 U.S.C. 1456 Repealed.
INA 346 8 U.S.C. 1457 Publication and distribution of citizenship textbooks; use of naturalization fees.
INA 347 8 U.S.C. 1458 Compilation of naturalization statistics and payment for equipment.
INA 348 8 U.S.C. 1459 Repealed.
INA 349 8 U.S.C. 1481 Loss of nationality by native-born or naturalized citizen; voluntary action; burden of proof; presumptions.
INA 350 8 U.S.C. 1482 Repealed.
INA 351 8 U.S.C. 1483 Restrictions on loss of nationality.
INA 352 8 U.S.C. 1484 Repealed.
INA 353 8 U.S.C. 1485 Repealed.
INA 354 8 U.S.C. 1486 Repealed.
INA 355 8 U.S.C. 1487 Repealed.
INA 356 8 U.S.C. 1488 Nationality lost solely from performance of acts or fulfillment of conditions.
INA 357 8 U.S.C. 1489 Application of treaties; exceptions.
INA 358 8 U.S.C. 1501 Certificate of diplomatic or consular officer of United States as to loss of American nationality.
INA 359 8 U.S.C. 1502 Certificate of nationality issued by Secretary of State for person not a naturalized citizen of United States for use in proceedings of a foreign state.
INA 360 8 U.S.C. 1503 Denial of rights and privileges as national.
INA 361 8 U.S.C. 1504 Cancellation of United States passports and Consular Reports of Birth.

Title IV: Refugee Assistance

Immigration and
Nationality Act
U.S. Code Title
INA 401 No equivalent Repealed.
INA 402 No equivalent Omitted as executed.
INA 403 No equivalent Omitted as executed.
INA 404 8 U.S.C. 1101, note Authorization of Appropriations.
INA 405 8 U.S.C. 1101, note Savings Clauses.
INA 406 8 U.S.C. 1101, note Separability.
INA 407 8 U.S.C. 1101, note Effective Date.
INA 411 8 U.S.C. 1521 Office of Refugee Resettlement; establishment; appointment of Director; functions.
INA 412 8 U.S.C. 1522 Authorization for programs for domestic resettlement of and assistance to refugees.
INA 413 8 U.S.C. 1523 Congressional reports.
INA 414 8 U.S.C. 1524 Authorization of appropriations.

Title V: Alien Terrorist Removal Procedures

Immigration and
Nationality Act
U.S. Code Title
INA 501 8 U.S.C. 1531 Definitions.
INA 502 8 U.S.C. 1532 Establishment of removal court.
INA 503 8 U.S.C. 1533 Removal court procedure.
INA 504 8 U.S.C. 1534 Removal hearing.
INA 505 8 U.S.C. 1535 Appeals.
INA 506 8 U.S.C. 1536 Custody and release pending removal hearing.
INA 507 8 U.S.C. 1537 Custody and release after removal hearing.

REF:

https://www.uscis.gov/legal-resources/immigration-and-nationality-act

https://blog.lawyersinus.com/tag/Ina-240-INA-§240-(2011)-Removal-proceedings

 

Ina 240 – INA §240 (2011): Removal proceedings

 

Application for Cancellation of Removal form. Eoir 42-b – Eoir-42a – Ina section 240


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