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ins.

abbr.
1. inches
2. inspector
3. insurance
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ins.

abbreviation for
(Units) inches
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Law enforcement agencies begin to pursue what will become known as the "Alien Absconders Apprehension Initiative"--eventually resulting in 758 arrests, according to the INS.
The vast majority of those detained--an estimated 95 percent, according to some immigration lawyers--had applications for legal permanent residence pending with the INS.
And so, in all likelihood, will the whole spectrum of border-security reforms--the entry/exit system, the tamper-resistant visas--that must eventually pass through the INS. "What the INS is doing now," concludes Fischer, "is just smoke and mirrors."
INS. Fouad Rafeedie, a 20-year lawful permanent resident of Palestinian origin, was arrested on returning to the United States after a two-week trip in which he attended a conference in Syria sponsored by the Palestine Youth Organiz ation.
Meetings have already been held with congressional staff and representatives of the INS. If we are unsuccessful in getting a change in the ruling, we will consider seeking a solution from the Congress.
Under the administration's pilot "employment verification project," an employer who wants to hire someone claiming to be a legal immigrant types information about the applicant into a computer linked to the INS. The INS computer checks the name against its databases and electronically confirms whether or not the person is eligible to work.
A group of agents in Los Angeles has filed a class action suit against INS. Also, several employees from INS headquarters in Washington, D.C., have turned to the congressional Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Congressional Black Caucus member John Conyers (D-Mich.), for assistance.
Russ Bergeron is the chief press officer for the INS. Regarding claims that some detainees at INS facilities were not fed during interrogations, Bergeron says such events are "the exception rather than the rule" and that "the policy of Immigration and those facilities is not to withhold meals."
Unfortunately, the public is almost totally unaware of the big changes to the citizenship exam now underway at INS. As for INS officials, they appear leery of opening up the issue to a wide-ranging debate, fearing that this may bog down an already slow-moving process.