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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. citizenship and immigration services

■ Introduction

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 established the bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 1, 2003. The USCIS assumed the service and benefit functions of the old Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). The investigation and enforcement activities of INS transferred to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (p. 754); the Border Patrol transferred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) (p. 775).

The agency is headed by the director of USCIS, who reports directly to ...

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