What is USCIS?
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
It is the federal agency that oversees legal immigration to the United States and is part of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Naturalization or Citizenship process: Consists of interested persons submitting their applications and the USCIS determines their eligibility, processes the applications and if the application is accepted schedules the applicant’s attendance at a ceremony where the oath of allegiance to the U.S. Constitution is taken.
- Family Member Immigration: To allow Permanent Residents and U.S. citizens to bring immediate family members to the U.S. with permission to reside and work there.
- Work visas: Process that allows people from other countries to work in the United States. Some may be temporary and others indefinite.
- E-verify: Verification of a person’s right to work in the United States.
- Humanitarian Programs: Protection of persons outside the U.S. for war, famine, civil or political unrest or persons forced to leave their country to avoid death or torture.
- Civic Integration.