United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Transparency Project

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was established in 2003 to take on the administrative functions of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service after that agency was dismantled. It performs administrative functions specific to immigration, naturalization, and asylum such as processing citizenship, work visa, and benefit applications. USCIS also administers the e-Verify program that was set up to allow employers to verify the citizenship status of job applicants. This program has been controversial because its giant database has been plagued with inaccuracies.

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

A trademark shouldn't trump the Mormon Mental Health Association's right to use the word "Mormon" in its name. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Feb 9 @ 9:11am

Congress needs to hear from you about how bad the TPP will be for digital rights. If you're in the US, take action: https://eff.org/notpp

Feb 8 @ 5:45pm

EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow looks back on the 20 years since "A Declaration Of Independence of Cyberspace" https://freedom.press/blog/20...

Feb 8 @ 4:23pm
JavaScript license information