U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS)


Homeland Security Department agency charged with administering federal immigration laws. The USCIS facilitates entry into the United States of persons legally admissible as immigrants or visitors; grants certain benefits to those seeking asylum, temporary or permanent resident status, or naturalization; and determines eligibility for adoption of children living outside the United States.

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“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/U.S.%20Citizenship%20and%20Immigration%20Services. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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