What is the USCIS?
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a federal agency. The USCIS along with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are components within the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS oversees lawful immigration to the United
USCIS was formed to enhance the security and efficiency of national immigration services by focusing only on the administration of benefit
applications. It has the advantage of a legacy of more than 100 years of federal immigration and naturalization administration.
The USCIS also tackles illegal entrance into the United States, preventing receipt of benefits such as social security or unemployment by those
ineligible to receive them and investigating, detaining, and deporting those illegally living in the United States.
USCIS has 18,000 employees working at 250 offices across the world and according to USCIS, their goals include:
â€¢	Strengthening the security and integrity of the immigration system.
â€¢	Providing effective customer-oriented immigration benefit and information services.
Supporting immigrants' integration and participation in American civic culture.
Promoting flexible and sound immigration policies and programs.
Strengthening the infrastructure supporting the USCIS mission.
â€¢	Operating as a high-performance organization that promotes a highly talented workforce and a dynamic work culture.
The services provided by the USCIS include:
Citizenship (Includes the Related Naturalization Process): Individuals who wish to become US citizens through naturalization submit their applications
to USCIS. US Citizenship and Immigration Service determine eligibility, process the applications and, if approved, schedule the applicant for a
ceremony to take the Oath of Allegiance. USCIS also determines eligibility and provides documentation of US citizenship for people who acquired or
derived US citizenship through their parents.
Immigration of Family Members: USCIS manages the process that allows current perm