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Order Code RS20936
Updated February 3, 2004
CR8 Report for Congress
Received through the CRS Web
Immigration: A Guide to Internet Sources
Barbara Salazar Torreon
Information Research Specialist
Information Research Division
This report identifies selected websites from the Internet on immigration topics in
the United States. Selected government, legal, and organizational website addresses are
provided. On March 1, 2003, enforcement function and service responsibilities of the
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) transferred to the newly created Cabinet-
level Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This report will be updated periodically
as new information becomes available and to ensure the currency of the Web addresses
as a result of the reorganization and during this time of transition.
Selected Web Sites on Immigration Issues
Listed below are selected websites examining immigration issues in three categories:
federal government, legal sites, and organizations. A brief description accompanies each
entry with details on related links.
U.S. Government Websites
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296) reorganized the federal
government with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and
abolished the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), an agency of the Department
of Justice (DOJ). On March 1, 2003, enforcement function and service responsibilities of
the INS transferred to the DHS as the Bureau of Border Security (BBS) and Bureau of
Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) under the DHS Directorate of Border and
Transportation Security (BTS). (See CRS Report RL31560, Homeland Security
Proposals: Issues Regarding Transfer of Immigration Agencies and Functions, for
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS), Directorate of Border and Transportation Security (BTS)
This main page of the USCIS site (formerly the INS website) is the gateway to the
latest immigration news and to links for specific "Hot Topics" such as:
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