“Code of Federal Regulations”

Jurisdiction: United States United States

Federal departments and agencies issue regulations to interpret and implement the general provisions of laws enacted by Congress. These regulations apply the law to daily situations. Once regulations are published in the Federal Register, they are collected and published in the Code of Federal Regulations, commonly known as the CFR. The CFR is arranged by subject heading and in general follows the structure of the United States Code.

Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services