Table of Contents of Immigration and Naturalization Act:
IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT
Updated Through January 28, 2008
Posted April, 2008
INA: TITLE I
ACT 101 Definitions
ACT 102 Applicability of Title II to certain Nonimmigrants
ACT 103 Powers and duties of the Attorney General and the Commissioner.
ACT 104 Powers and duties of the Secretary of State
ACT 105 Liaison with internal security officers.
ACT 106 Employment authorization for battered spouses of certain nonimmigrants. 2/
INA: TITLE II -- IMMIGRATION
CHAPTER 1 - SELECTION SYSTEM
ACT 201 Worldwide level of immigration.
ACT 202 Numerical limitation to any single foreign state.
ACT 203 Allocation of immigrant visas.
ACT 204 Procedure for granting immigrant status.
ACT 205 Revocation of approval of petitions.
ACT 206 Unused immigrant visas.
ACT 207 Annual admission of refugees and admission of emergency situation refugees.
ACT 208 Asylum
ACT 209 Adjustment of status of refugees.
ACT 210 Special agricultural workers.
ACT 210A Repealed
CHAPTER 2 -- QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION OF ALIENS; TRAVEL CONTROL OF CITIZENS AND ALIENS
ACT 211 Documentary requirements.
ACT 212 General classes of aliens ineligible to receive visas and ineligible for admission; waivers of inadmissibility.
ACT 213 Admission of certain aliens on giving bond.
ACT 213A Requirements for sponsor's affidavit of support.
ACT 214 Admission of nonimmigrants.
ACT 215 Travel documentation of aliens and citizens.
ACT 216 Conditional permanent resident status for certain alien spouses and sons and daughters.
ACT 216A Conditional permanent resident status for certain alien entrepreneurs, spouses, and children.
ACT 217 Visa waiver program for certain visitors.
ACT 218 Admission of temporary H - 2A workers.
ACT 219 Designation of foreign terrorist organization
CHAPTER 3 -- ISSUANCE OF ENTRY DOCUMENTS
ACT 221 Issuance of visas.
ACT 222 Applications for visas.
ACT 223 Reentry permits.
ACT 224 Immediate relative and special immigrant visas.
CHAPTER 4 -- INSPECTION, APPREHENSION, EXAMINATION, EXCLUSION, AND REMOVAL
ACT 231 Lists of alien and citizen passengers arriving or departing; record of resident aliens and citizens leaving permanently for foreign country.
ACT 232 Detention of aliens for observation and examination.
ACT 233 Entry through or form foreign territory and adjacent islands; landing stations.
ACT 234 Designation of ports of entry for aliens arriving by civil aircraft.
ACT 235 Inspection by immigration officers; expedited removal of inadmissible arriving aliens; referral for hearing.
ACT 235A Preinspection at foreign airports.
ACT 236 Apprehension and detention of aliens.
ACT 236A Mandatory Detention of Suspected Terrorists; Habeas Corpus; Judicial Review
ACT 237 General classes of deportable aliens.
ACT 238 Expedited removal of aliens convicted of committing aggravated felonies.
ACT 239 Initiation of removal proceedings.
ACT 240 Removal proceedings
ACT 240A Cancellation of removal; adjustment of status.
ACT 240B Voluntary departure.
ACT 240C Records of admission.
ACT 241 Detention and removal of aliens ordered removed.
ACT 242 Judicial review of orders of removal
ACT 242A Redesignated
ACT 242B Repealed
ACT 243 Penalties related to removal
ACT 244 Temporary protected status
CHAPTER 5 -- ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS
ACT 245 Adjustment of status of nonimmigrant to that of person admitted for permanent residence.
ACT 245A Adjustment of status of certain entrants before January 1, 1982, to that of person admitted for lawful residence
ACT 246 Rescission of adjustment of status
ACT 247 Adjustment of status of certain resident aliens to nonimmigrant status
ACT 248 Change of nonimmigrant classification
ACT 249 Record of admission for permanent residence in the case of certain aliens who entered the United States prior to July 1, 1924 or January 1, 1972
ACT 250 Removal of aliens who have fallen into distress
CHAPTER 6 -- SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ALIEN CREWMEN
ACT 251 Lists of alien crewmen; reports of illegal landings
ACT 252 Conditional permits to land temporarily
ACT 253 Hospital treatment of alien crewmen afflicted with certain diseases
ACT 254 Control of alien crewmen
ACT 255 Employment on passenger vessels of aliens afflicted with certain disabilities
ACT 256 Discharge of alien crewmen
ACT 257 Bringing alien crewmen into United States with intent to evade immigration laws
ACT 258 Limitations on performance of longshore work by alien crewmen
CHAPTER 7 -- REGISTRATION OF ALIENS
ACT 261 Aliens seeking entry into the United States
ACT 262 Registration of aliens in the United States
ACT 263 Provisions governing registration of special groups
ACT 264 Forms and procedure
ACT 265 Notices of change of address
ACT 266 Penalties
CHAPTER 8 -- GENERAL PENALTY PROVISIONS
ACT 271 Prevention of unauthorized landing of aliens
ACT 272 Bringing in aliens subject to exclusion on a health-related ground
ACT 273 Unlawful bringing of aliens into United States
ACT 274 Bringing in and harboring certain aliens
ACT 274A Unlawful employment of aliens
ACT 274B Unfair immigration-related employment practices
ACT 274C Penalties for document fraud
ACT 274D Civil penalties for failure to depart
ACT 275 Entry of alien at improper time or place; misrepresentation and concealment of facts
ACT 276 Reentry of removed alien
ACT 277 Aiding or assisting certain aliens to enter the United States
ACT 278 Importation of alien for immoral purpose
ACT 279 Jurisdiction of district courts
ACT 280 Collection of penalties and expenses
CHAPTER 9 -- MISCELLANEOUS
ACT 281 Nonimmigrant visa fees
ACT 282 Printing of reentry permits and blank forms of manifests and crew lists
ACT 283 Travel expenses and expense of transporting remains of immigration officers and employees who die outside of the United States
ACT 284 Members of the Armed Forces
ACT 285 Disposal of privileges at immigrant stations
ACT 286 Disposition of moneys collected under the provisions of this title
ACT 287 Powers of immigration officers and employees
ACT 288 Local jurisdiction over immigrant stations
ACT 289 American Indians born in Canada
ACT 290 Central file; information from other departments and agencies
ACT 291 Burden of proof
ACT 292 Right to counsel
ACT 293 Deposit of and interest on cash received to secure immigration bonds
ACT 294 Undercover investigation authority
ACT 295 Transportation of remains of immigration officers and border patrol agents killed in the line of duty
INA: TITLE III
CHAPTER 1 -- NATIONALITY AT BIRTH AND BY COLLECTIVE NATURALIZATION
ACT 301 Nationals and citizens of the United States at birth
ACT 302 Persons born in Puerto Rico
ACT 303 Persons born in the Canal Zone or Republic of Panama on or after February 26, 1904
ACT 304 Persons born in Alaska on or after March 30, 1867
ACT 305 Persons born in Hawaii
ACT 306 Persons living in and born in the Virgin Islands
ACT 307 Persons living in and born in Guam
ACT 308 Nationals but not citizens of the United States at birth
ACT 309 Children born out of wedlock
CHAPTER 2 -- NATIONALITY THROUGH NATURALIZATION
ACT 310 Naturalization authority
ACT 311 Eligibility for naturalization
ACT 312 Requirements as to understanding the English language, history, principles and form of government of the United States
ACT 313 Prohibition upon the naturalization of persons opposed to government or law, or who favor totalitarian forms of government
ACT 314 Ineligibility to naturalization of deserters from the Armed Forces of the United States
ACT 315 Alien relieved from training and service in the Armed Forces of the United States because of alienage barred from citizenship
ACT 316 Requirements as to residence, good moral character, attachment to the principles of the Constitution, and favorable disposition to the United States
ACT 317 Temporary absence of persons performing religious duties
ACT 318 Prerequisites to naturalization -- burden of proof
ACT 319 Married persons and employees of certain nonprofit organizations
ACT 320 Children born outside the United States and residing permanently in the United States; conditions under which citizenship automatically acquired
ACT 321 [Repealed]
ACT 322 Children born and residing outside the United States; conditions for acquiring certificate of citizenship
ACT 323 Repealed
ACT 324 Former citizens of United States regaining United States citizenship
ACT 325 Nationals but not citizens of the United States; residence within outlying possessions
ACT 326 Resident Philippine citizens excepted from certain requirements
ACT 327 Former United States citizens losing citizenship by entering the armed forces of foreign countries during World War II
ACT 328 Naturalization through service in the Armed Forces of the United States
ACT 329 Naturalization through active-duty service in the Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean hostilities, the Vietnam hostilities, or in other periods of military hostilities
ACT 329A Posthumous citizenship through death while on active-duty service in the armed forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean hostilities, the Vietnam hostilities, or in other periods of military hostilities
ACT 330 Constructive residence through service on certain United States vessels
ACT 331 Alien enemies; naturalization under specified conditions and procedure
ACT 332 Procedural and administrative provisions; executive functions
ACT 333 Photographs
ACT 334 Application for naturalization; declaration of intention
ACT 335 Investigation of applicants; examination of applications
ACT 336 Hearings on denials of applications for naturalization
ACT 337 Oath of renunciation and allegiance
ACT 338 Certificate of naturalization; contents
ACT 339 Functions and duties of clerks and records of declarations of intention and applications for naturalization
ACT 340 Revocation of naturalization
ACT 341 Certificates of citizenship or U.S. non-citizen national status; procedure
ACT 342 Cancellation of certificates issued by the Attorney General, the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner; action not to affect citizenship status
ACT 343 Documents and copies issued by the Attorney General
ACT 344 Fiscal provisions
ACT 345 Repealed
ACT 346 Authorization granted for publication and distribution of citizenship textbooks from naturalization fees
ACT 347 Compilation of naturalization statistics and payment for equipment
ACT 348 Repealed
CHAPTER 3 -- LOSS OF NATIONALITY
ACT 349 Loss of nationality by native-born or naturalized citizen
ACT 350 Repealed
ACT 351 Restrictions on loss of nationality
ACT 352 Repealed
ACT 353 Repealed
ACT 354 Repealed
ACT 355 Repealed
ACT 356 Nationality lost solely from performance of acts or fulfillment of conditions
ACT 357 Application of treaties; exceptions
CHAPTER 4 -- MISCELLANEOUS
ACT 358 Certificate of diplomatic or consular officer of the United States as to loss of American nationality under Chapter IV, Nationality Act of 1940, or under Chapter 3 of this title
ACT 359 Certificate of nationality for a person not a naturalized citizen for use in proceedings of a foreign state
ACT 360 Judicial proceedings for declaration of United States nationality in event of denial of rights and privileges as national
ACT 361 Cancellation of United States passports and Consular Reports of Birth
INA: TITLE IV
CHAPTER 1 -- MISCELLANEOUS
ACT 401 Repealed
ACT 402 Omitted as executed
ACT 403 Omitted as executed
ACT 404 Authorization of appropriations
ACT 405 Savings clauses
ACT 406 Separability
ACT 407 Effective date
CHAPTER 2 -- REFUGEE ASSISTANCE
ACT 411 Office of Refugee Resettlement
ACT 412 Authorization for programs for domestic resettlement of and assistance to refugees
ACT 413 Congressional reports
ACT 414 Authorization of appropriations
INA: TITLE V
ACT 501 Definitions
ACT 502 Establishment of removal court
ACT 503 Removal court procedure
ACT 504 Removal Hearing
ACT 505 Appeals
ACT 506 Custody and release pending removal hearing
ACT 507 Custody and release after removal hearing
IMMACT is the Immigration Act of 1990, Pub. L. 101-649, Stat. (November 29, 1990).
VCCLEA is the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Pub. L. 103-322, 108 Stat. 1796 (September 13, 1994).
INTC is the Immigration and Naturalization Technical Corrections of 1994, Pub. L. 103-416, Stat. (October 25, 1994).
MTINA is the Miscellaneous and Technical Immigration and Naturalization Amendments of 1991, Pub. L. 102-232, 105 Stat. 1733. (December 12, 1991).
AEDPA is the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-132, 110 Stat. 1214 (April 24, 1996).
IIRIRA is the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsiblity Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-208, 110 Stat. 3009 (September 30, 1996).