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Different State, Different Law

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Many people are not familiar with the fact that different areas of the United States have slightly different laws when it comes to immigration.  While immigration falls under the Federal jurisdiction, the Federal Court system is broken up into thirteen different groups called Circuits.  Each Circuit covers multiple states and each has a separate Court of Appeals.  Each of these Circuits can, and do, interpret the Federal laws regarding immigration, slightly differently.  That is why your case might be a slam dunk in California (Ninth Circuit), but have more problems if it was in Florida (Eleventh Circuit).  It is important to work with an attorney who is familiar with the laws of the state your case is presented in. 

Helpful U.S. Immigration Links

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Here you will find many helpful links to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizenship & Immigration Services.