Immigration and Naturalization Service
(INS)
Formerly, the federal agency in the Department of Justice that administered and enforced immigration and naturalization laws. In 2003, however, the INS officially ceased to exist, and its functions were taken over by various branches of the Department of Homeland Security.
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Immigration and Naturalization Service
(INS) The predecessor organization to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a federal agency which regulates immigration and naturalization of aliens.

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  • Immigration and Naturalization Service — A federal agency in the Department of Justice, for the administration of immigration laws, particularly the Immigration and Nationality Act. 5 USC §§ 342b; 8 USC § 1101(34); 3 Am J2d Aliens § 52 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • Immigration and Naturalization Service v. St. Cyr — 533 U.S. 289 (2001) is a United States Supreme Court case involving habeas corpus relief for deportable aliens. Facts Enrico St. Cyr pleaded guilty to a controlled substance violation in Connecticut. Under U.S. Immigration Law, St. Cyr, a lawful …   Wikipedia

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