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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau (USCIS)

Definition - What does U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau (USCIS) mean?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau is a government agency that is tasked with managing immigration to the U.S. and making sure that this process is carried out in a lawful and organized way. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau is also known as USCIS. This agency handles things such as the distribution of green cards.

Justipedia explains U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau (USCIS)

The USCIS also handles intercountry adoption. Intercountry adoption is when a child is adopted by a person or persons in another country. For example, if an American couple wants to adopt a baby from China, the USCIS would play a large role in that process. The USCIS has over 19,000 employees and contractors. These people all work toward the goal of overseeing legal immigration. However, many people still attempt to immigrate into the United States illegally; but going through the USCIS is the way to do it legally.

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