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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Immigration benefits agency of the United States government

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that administers the country's naturalization and immigration system. It is a successor to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), which was dissolved by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and replaced by three components within the DHS: USCIS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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Trump seeks to boost DNA collection of immigrants [Video]

Trump seeks to boost DNA collection of immigrants

The Trump administration on Friday formally proposed collecting DNA and other biometric data from immigrants as well as the U.S. citizens who are sponsoring them. Colette Luke has the latest.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:43Published
Trump seeks to boost DNA collection for immigrants [Video]

Trump seeks to boost DNA collection for immigrants

The Trump administration on Friday formally proposed collecting DNA and other biometric data from immigrants as well as the U.S. citizens who are sponsoring them. Colette Luke has the latest.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:43Published

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