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Permanent

Statutory Law

8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(31) (2010) (Title 8—Chapter 12: Immigration and Nationality)

(a) As used in this Act—
   (31) The term "permanent" means a relationship of continuing or lasting nature, as distinguished from temporary, but a relationship may be permanent even though it is one that may be dissolved eventually at the instance either of the United States or of the individual, in accordance with law.