8 U.S.C. § 1258
AMENDMENTS2006- Pub. L. 109-162 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), substituted "Secretary of Homeland Security" for "Attorney General", inserted "(subject to subsection (b))" after "except" in introductory provisions, and added subsec. (b).1996- Pub. L. 104-208, §301(b)(2), in introductory provisions, inserted "and who is not inadmissible under section of this title (or whose inadmissibility under such section is waived under section of this title)" after "maintain that status".Par. (1). Pub. L. 104-208, §671(a)(2), made technical amendment to directory language of Pub. L. 103-322, §130003(b)(3). See 1994 Amendment note below.1994-Par. (1). Pub. L. 103-322, §130003(b)(3), as amended by Pub. L. 104-208, §671(a)(2), substituted "(K), or (S)" for "or (K)".1986-Par. (4). Pub. L. 99-603 added par. (4).1981- Pub. L. 97-116 permitted certain exchange visitors who are not subject to a requirement of returning to their home countries for two years, or who have had such requirement waived, to adjust to a visitor or diplomat status, prohibited the adjustment of nonimmigrant status by fiancee or fiance nonimmigrants, and specifically precluded the change of status with respect to doctors who have entered the United States as exchange visitors for graduate medical training, even if they have received a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement.1961- Pub. L. 87-256 inserted references to paragraph (15)(J) of section of this title in two places.
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1996 AMENDMENTAmendment by section 301(b)(2) of Pub. L. 104-208 effective, with certain transitional provisions, on the first day of the first month beginning more than 180 days after Sept. 30, 1996, see section 309 of Pub. L. 104-208 set out as a note under sectionof this title.Amendment by section 671(a)(2) of Pub. L. 104-208 effective as if included in the enactment of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Pub. L. 103-322 see section 671(a)(7) of Pub. L. 104-208 set out as a note under section of this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 97-116 effective Dec. 29, 1981, see section 21(a) of Pub. L. 97-116 set out as a note under sectionof this title.
ABOLITION OF IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE AND TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONSFor abolition of Immigration and Naturalization Service, transfer of functions, and treatment of related references, see note set out under section of this title.
- Attorney General
- The term "Attorney General" means the Attorney General of the United States.
- The term "Service" means the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice.
- The term "alien" means any person not a citizen or national of the United States.
- The term "naturalization" means the conferring of nationality of a state upon a person after birth, by any means whatsoever.
- The term "residence" means the place of general abode; the place of general abode of a person means his principal, actual dwelling place in fact, without regard to intent.
- The terms "admission" and "admitted" mean, with respect to an alien, the lawful entry of the alien into the United States after inspection and authorization by an immigration officer.