<h1>Classification of entrant aliens</h1> <p>A major aspect of the statutory scheme of regulation is&nbsp;its division of aliens into two classes: (1) immigrants, and&nbsp;(2) nonimmigrants. Under normal connotation, immigrants&nbsp;are those who wish to stay permanently and nonimmigrants&nbsp;are those who come for temporary sojourn. However, by&nbsp;definition an immigrant means &ldquo;every alien&rdquo; except one&nbsp;belonging to the specified nonimmigrant classes.</p> <p>Moreover, the statute declares that every alien is presumed to be an&nbsp;immigrant unless he establishes to the satisfaction of the&nbsp;consul and of the immigration officers that he is entitled to&nbsp;a nonimmigrant status. Of course, there are no numerical&nbsp;limitations on the entry of nonimmigrants and large num&nbsp;bers are admitted for temporary stay each year.</p> <p>The immigrant class is further subdivided into: (1)&nbsp;immediate relatives (spouses, parents, and children) of&nbsp;United States citizens; (2) special immigrants (chiefly returning lawful residents of the United States); (3) refugees,&nbsp;and (4) other immigrants. Aliens in the fourth group are&nbsp;subject to an annual numerical limitation of 270,000 within&nbsp;which there are six enumerated priorities. Aliens in the first&nbsp;two groups may enter the United States without numerical&nbsp;limit.</p> <p>In determining priorities, there is a negative&nbsp;presumption that every immigrant is presumed to be in the nonpreference category unless he establishes to the satis-faction of the consul and the immigratiqnxrjnicers that he is entitled to a preference status.3</p>
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  • Francisco Hernandez
  • Daniel Hernandez
  • Phillip Hall
  • Rocio Martinez