Immigration and Naturalization Service

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Noun1.Immigration and Naturalization Service - an agency in the Department of Justice that enforces laws and regulations for the admission of foreign-born persons to the United States
Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
United States Border Patrol, US Border Patrol - the mobile law enforcement arm of the Immigration and Naturalization Service that detects and prevents illegal entry of aliens into the United States
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
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Immigration and Naturalization Service, as well as leading roles as an immigration attorney with other top law firms on the U.S.-Canada border.
(97) In the early 1990s, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), predecessor agency to several DHS agencies, instituted a "green card" replacement program to curb the increasing prevalence of document fraud.
(a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperated with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.
Citizenship and Immigration and Service (USCIS), formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service, now falls within the Department of Homeland Security and employs over 14,000 individuals in over 250 offices.
Not only has the Citizenship and Immigration Service routinely refused to recognize foreign-born partners of American gays and lesbians, the CIS (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) now says it won't recognize transgendered people's unions with either sex.
citizen or a person who has permission from the Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the United States.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) authorized him to be released from custody under an order of supervision and upon posting of a $5,000 bond.
When the Immigration and Naturalization Service was made part of the Department of Homeland Security, I warned that simply putting it into a new agency would not solve its problems.
In the aftermath of the Rodney King beatings and the resulting riots in Los Angeles, the Immigration and Naturalization Service formed a special gang task force.
WHEN THE FEDERAL government disbanded the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) on March I, few of the millions who had braved its byzantine ways lamented the bureaucracy's passing.
Immigration and Naturalization Service to register under new federal rules designed to combat terrorism.
Through March 31, 2003, the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, formerly part of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, had recieved a total of 37,295 Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act applications and had approved 9,555 of these applications.
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