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INS into DHS: Where is it now?

On November 25, 2002, the President signed the Homeland Security Act of 2002 into law. This law transferred INS functions to the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Immigration enforcement functions were placed within the Directorate of Border and Transportation Security, either directly, or under Customs and Border Protection (CBP) (which includes the Border Patrol and INS Inspections) or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (which includes the enforcement and investigation components of INS such as Investigations, Intelligence, Detention and Removals).

As of March 1, 2003, the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was abolished and its functions and units incorporated into the new Department. Below are links to Web information about the new locations, responsibilities and contacts (HQs/field) of the former INS immigration services and immigration enforcement units.

INS Program or Function

Where is it now in DHS?

   
Home Department (USDOJ) Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  DHS Organization Chart
  DHS Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman
   
INS Statistics DHS Management: Office of Immigration Statistics
   
INS Immigration Services U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  This is USCIS
  USCIS Field Offices
   
INS Enforcement: Oversight Overview
  Border and Transportation Security Directorate (BTSD)
   
INS Enforcement: Border Management U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  CBP Organization Chart
  CBP HQs Contacts
  Data Management Improvement Act (DMIA) Task Force
   
INS Field Offices: Border Management CBP Master List
  CBP: Public Affairs Contacts
  CBP: Border Patrol Sector Office Home Pages
  CBP: Field Office Operations
  CBP: Ports of Entry (POEs)
  CBP: Special Agents in Charge/Resident Agents in Charge (SAIC/RAIC)
  CBP: Foreign Attaches
   
INS Enforcement: Interior Enforcement U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  ICE Organization
  ICE HQs Leadership
  ICE Immigration Enforcement Programs (Overview)
  SEVP: Student and Exchange Visitor Program
   
INS Field Offices: Interior Enforcement ICE Master List (Contacts)
  ICE: Public Affairs Contacts
  ICE: District Counsels (in ICE Field Offices)
  ICE Intelligence Offices/Contacts (for public to report suspected crimes or illegal immigration activity)
  ICE: Investigations Offices (Contacts)
  ICE: Detention and Removals Offices (Contacts)
  ICE: Investigators Overseas (Contacts)
   
Special Registration and US-VISIT BTS Oversight
   
BTS: US-VISIT US-VISIT: Fact Sheet
  US-VISIT: Questions and Answers
   
INS Special Registration BTSD: Special Registration Home Page (Portal)
   
BTS: Special Registration: Ports of Departure CBP: List of Designated Ports of Departure and Exit Information
   
BTS: Special Registration: Interviewing Offices ICE: List of Designated Immigration Interviewing Offices for Special Registration



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