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Resources

U.S. Department of Homeland Security – The part of the U.S. Government that includes U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – The branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that processes and adjudicates applications for permanent residence, naturalization, asylum, and other applications.  Formerly known as INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service).

USCIS Case Status Inquiry – If you have your USCIS Receipt Number from your application, you can check the status of your case.  Caution:  Sometimes the information is out of date or incorrect.

USCIS InfoPass – Use this online tool to schedule a brief appointment at your nearest USCIS office to check on the status of your case or to obtain other information or services.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – The branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that focuses on all ports of entry to the United States, including land ports of entry, airports, and seaports.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – The branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that focuses on policing activities and enforcement, as well as legal representation of the U.S. Government in Immigration Court proceedings.

Online Detainee Locator System – Use this online tool to try to locate a person being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Executive Office for Immigration Review – The part of the U.S. Department of Justice that oversees all Immigration Courts, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Immigration Court, Detroit – The website of the Detroit Immigration Court.

U.S. Department of State (DOS) – The branch of the U.S. Government that oversees the National Visa Center (NVC) and all U.S. Embassies and Consulates.

National Visa Center – The part of the U.S. Department of State that processes applications for immigrant visas for all U.S. consulates and embassies around the world.

Visa Bulletin – A document published monthly by the U.S. Department of State that establishes availabilities of immigrant visas.

U.S. Embassies and Consulates – A listing of U.S. Embassies and Consulates under the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Consulate, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico – The largest U.S. Consulate in the world, and the site in which virtually all immigrant visa interviews are held for citizens of Mexico.

DOS Information on Travel to Other Countries – Information regarding travel details and other useful information for travel to any country in the world.

Social Security Administration – Information regarding applications for Social Security Numbers, office locations, and other useful information.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Information regarding payment of taxes to the U.S. Government.

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – An association of attorneys dedicated to the practice of immigration law of all types.