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Citizenship and Immigration Services

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays a central role in administering the immigration system of the United States.

Administration of immigration benefits is the responsibility of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

In order to have a liaison between the public and DHS on immigration benefits matters, Congress created the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, which operates independently from USCIS.

  • Overview

    Learn how DHS plays a central role in administering the immigration system of the United States.

  • Citizenship and Immigration Results

    DHS has implemented programs to be sure immigration benefits are not granted to individuals who pose a threat to national security.

  • Immigration Benefits & Information

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides immigration benefits to people entitled to stay in the U.S. on a temporary or permanent basis.

  • E-Verify

    E-Verify is a system that DHS and the Social Security Administration operate that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees.

  • ImmVets

    ImmVets provides resources from agencies that offer services and resources to assist military members, veterans, and their families to become a United States citizen.

  • Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman

    CIS Ombudsman provides individual case assistance, and makes recommendations to improve the administration of immigration benefits.

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    Important information about DACA requests.

Last Updated: 11/01/2022