Federal Immigration Resources

2/22/2017

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security’s missions include preventing terrorism and enhancing security, managing our borders, administering immigration laws, securing cyberspace and ensuring disaster resilience.

  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to their customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    The priority mission of the Border Patrol is preventing terrorists and weapons from entering the United States. The Border Patrol helps maintain borders that work—facilitating the flow of legal immigration and goods while preventing the illegal trafficking of people and contraband.
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement U.S.
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety. 
  • The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for DHS efforts to combat human trafficking. DHS is responsible for investigating human trafficking, arresting traffickers, and protecting victims. DHS also provides immigration relief to non-U.S. citizen victims of human trafficking.

U.S. Department of Justice

  • The primary mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws.

U.S. Department of State

  • The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and resettlement in the United States.
  • The Department of State administers immigrant and non-immigrant visas in order to enter, travel or stay in the country.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Refugee Resettlement provides new populations with the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the United States and assists them in becoming integrated members of American society.

U.S. Department of Labor

  • The Department of Labor is responsible for coordinating international migration with domestic workforce needs and oversees work authorization for non-U.S. citizens. 

U.S. Department of Education

  • The programmatic efforts of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) support a number of immigrant populations, including immigrant children (e.g., unaccompanied youth) and the children of immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) children and youth, immigrant families, adult immigrants (e.g. refugees, asylees), foreign-born professionals, migrant students, teachers of English learners and foreign languages, and receiving communities.