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USCIS Glossary

Creator: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Original location: www.uscis.gov/tools/glossary

Subject: id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85042790   Emigration and immigration law
Jurisdiction: United States
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Last modified: (unknown)
Last accessed: 2022-09-05

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Abroad Jurisdiction: United States
Accommodation Jurisdiction: United States
Accredited Representative Jurisdiction: United States
Acquired citizenship Jurisdiction: United States
Adjourn/Adjournment Jurisdiction: United States
Adjudicate/Adjudication Jurisdiction: United States
Adjustment of Status Jurisdiction: United States
Adjustment to immigrant status Jurisdiction: United States
Admissibility Jurisdiction: United States
Admission Number or I-94 Number Jurisdiction: United States
Adopted decision Jurisdiction: United States
Advance Parole Jurisdiction: United States
Affidavit Jurisdiction: IrelandJurisdiction: New ZealandJurisdiction: United StatesJurisdiction: United States
Affidavit of Support Jurisdiction: United States
Agricultural worker Jurisdiction: United States
Alien Jurisdiction: United States
Alien Registration Number Jurisdiction: United States
Amerasian (Vietnam) Jurisdiction: United States
Amerasian Act Jurisdiction: United States
Application Support Center Jurisdiction: United States
Apprehension Jurisdiction: United States
Arranged marriage Jurisdiction: AustraliaJurisdiction: United States
Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94/I-94A) Jurisdiction: United States
Asylee Jurisdiction: United States
Attorney of record Jurisdiction: United States
Au Pair Program Jurisdiction: United States
Authorized Provider Jurisdiction: United States
BIA Jurisdiction: United States
Beneficiary Jurisdiction: United States
Biometrics Jurisdiction: United States
Blanket waiver Jurisdiction: United States
Board of Immigration Appeals Jurisdiction: United States
Bond Jurisdiction: United States
Bond proceedings Jurisdiction: United States
Border crosser Jurisdiction: United States
Burden of proof Jurisdiction: New ZealandJurisdiction: United StatesJurisdiction: United States
Business nonimmigrant Jurisdiction: United States
CBP Jurisdiction: United States
CFR Jurisdiction: United States
Cap-Gap Extension Jurisdiction: United States
Carrier Documentation Jurisdiction: United States
Casual domestic employment Jurisdiction: United States
Certificate of Citizenship Jurisdiction: United States
Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status (Form DS-2019) Jurisdiction: United States
Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status Jurisdiction: United States
Certificate of Naturalization Jurisdiction: United States
Certificate of translation Jurisdiction: United States
Child Jurisdiction: New ZealandJurisdiction: United States
Civil Surgeon Jurisdiction: United States
Code of Federal Regulations Jurisdiction: United States
Conditional resident Jurisdiction: United States
Continuing Approval Jurisdiction: United States
Continuing Denial Jurisdiction: United States
Continuous residence Jurisdiction: United States
Country of - Jurisdiction: United States
Crewman Jurisdiction: United States
Cuban/Haitian Entrant Jurisdiction: United States
Curricular Practical Training Jurisdiction: United States
Cut-off Date Jurisdiction: United States
DACA Jurisdiction: United States
DHS Jurisdiction: United States
DOJ Jurisdiction: United States
DOL Jurisdiction: United States
DS-2019 Jurisdiction: United States
Declaration under penalty of perjury Jurisdiction: United States
Defensive Asylum Application Jurisdiction: United States
Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) Jurisdiction: United States
Deferred action Jurisdiction: United States
Denial Jurisdiction: United States
Department of Homeland Security Jurisdiction: United States
Department of Justice Jurisdiction: United States
Department of Labor Jurisdiction: United States
Deportable noncitizen Jurisdiction: United States
Deportation Jurisdiction: United States
Derivative Citizenship Jurisdiction: United States
Derivatives Jurisdiction: United States
Designated School Official (DSO) Jurisdiction: United States
Directorates and Program Offices Jurisdiction: United States
Disabilities, Employees/Individuals with Jurisdiction: United States
Disaster Relief Jurisdiction: United States
Discretion Jurisdiction: United States
Discrimination Jurisdiction: United States
Diversity Jurisdiction: United States
Docket control Jurisdiction: United States
Domestic worker Jurisdiction: United States
Duration of Status (D/S) Jurisdiction: United States
E-Verify Jurisdiction: United States
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Jurisdiction: United States
EEOC Jurisdiction: United States
EOIR Jurisdiction: United States
Employee Jurisdiction: United States
Employer Jurisdiction: United States
Employer sanctions Jurisdiction: United States
Employment Jurisdiction: United States
Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766/EAD) Jurisdiction: United States
Enrolled MOUs Jurisdiction: United States
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Jurisdiction: United States
Exchange visitor Jurisdiction: United States
Executive Action Jurisdiction: United States
Executive Office for Immigration Review Jurisdiction: United States
F-1 Nonimmigrant Student Jurisdiction: United States
FOIA Jurisdiction: United States
Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C) Jurisdiction: United States
Field office Jurisdiction: United States
Files Control Office Jurisdiction: United States
Fiscal year Jurisdiction: United States
Forced marriage Jurisdiction: AustraliaJurisdiction: United States
Foreign National Jurisdiction: United States
Foreign State of Chargeability Jurisdiction: United States
Foreign Student Jurisdiction: United States
Foreign government official Jurisdiction: United States
Foreign information media representative Jurisdiction: United States
Freedom of Information Act Jurisdiction: United States
Geographic area of chargeability Jurisdiction: United States
Green Card Jurisdiction: United States
Hemispheric ceilings Jurisdiction: United States
Hire Jurisdiction: United States
Hiring Sites Jurisdiction: United States
Human Trafficking Jurisdiction: United States
Humanitarian Parole Jurisdiction: United States
I-20 Jurisdiction: United States
I-94 Jurisdiction: United States
ICE Jurisdiction: United States
IER Jurisdiction: United States
INA Jurisdiction: United States
INS Jurisdiction: United States
IRCA Jurisdiction: United States
IRS Jurisdiction: United States
Immediate Relative Jurisdiction: United States
Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) Jurisdiction: United States
Immigration Act of 1990 Jurisdiction: United States
Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986 Jurisdiction: United States
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA),Public Law 99-603, 100 Stat. 3359 (enacted November 6, 1986) Jurisdiction: United States
Immigration Scams Jurisdiction: United States
Immigration and Nationality Act Jurisdiction: United States
Immigration judge Jurisdiction: United States
Inadmissibility Jurisdiction: United States
Inadmissible Jurisdiction: United States
Initial Approval Jurisdiction: United States
Initial Denial Jurisdiction: United States
Intermittent Jurisdiction: United States
Irregular Jurisdiction: United States
Jurisdiction Jurisdiction: IrelandJurisdiction: New ZealandJurisdiction: United StatesJurisdiction: United States
L-1A Nonimmigrant Classification Jurisdiction: United States
LIFE Jurisdiction: United States
LPR Jurisdiction: United States
Labor certification Jurisdiction: United States
Last name Jurisdiction: United States
Lawful Permanent Resident Jurisdiction: United States
Legalization dependents Jurisdiction: United States
Legalized aliens Jurisdiction: United States
Lodging Jurisdiction: United States
Maiden name Jurisdiction: United States
Mailing Address Jurisdiction: United States
Medical waiver Jurisdiction: United States
Middle initial Jurisdiction: United States
Migrant Jurisdiction: United States
NACARA Jurisdiction: United States
NAICS Jurisdiction: United States
NATO official Jurisdiction: United States
National of the United States Jurisdiction: United States
Naturalization Jurisdiction: United States
Naturalization Certificate Jurisdiction: United States
Next Friend Jurisdiction: United States
Noncitizen Jurisdiction: United States
Nonimmigrant Jurisdiction: United States
Nonpreference category Jurisdiction: United States
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Jurisdiction: United States
Notary public Jurisdiction: IrelandJurisdiction: New ZealandJurisdiction: United States
Number Jurisdiction: United States
Numerical limit, exempt from Jurisdiction: United States
Nursing Relief Act of 1989 Jurisdiction: United States
Occupation Jurisdiction: United States
Ombudsman Jurisdiction: United States
Panama Canal Act Immigrants Jurisdiction: United States
Panel Physician Jurisdiction: United States
Parole Jurisdiction: United StatesJurisdiction: United States
Parole in place Jurisdiction: United States
Parolee Jurisdiction: United States
Pattern or Practice Jurisdiction: United States
Pay Jurisdiction: United States
Per country limit Jurisdiction: United States
Permanent Resident Alien Jurisdiction: United States
Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) Jurisdiction: United States
Permanent resident Jurisdiction: United States
Petitioner Jurisdiction: United States
Physical Address Jurisdiction: United States
Port of entry Jurisdiction: United States
Practitioner Jurisdiction: United States
Pre-inspection Jurisdiction: United States
Precedent decision Jurisdiction: United States
Preference System (Immigration Act of 1990) Jurisdiction: United States
Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) Jurisdiction: United States
Principal noncitizen Jurisdiction: United States
Priority date Jurisdiction: AustraliaJurisdiction: United States
Pro Bono Program Jurisdiction: United States
Processing Times Jurisdiction: United States
Prosecutorial discretion Jurisdiction: United States
Provisional waiver Jurisdiction: United States
Qualified Representative Jurisdiction: United States
ROP Jurisdiction: United States
Re-entry Permit Jurisdiction: United States
Receipt Number Jurisdiction: United States
Recognized Organization Jurisdiction: United States
Record of proceedings Jurisdiction: United States
Referral Date Confirmation Jurisdiction: United States
Refugee Jurisdiction: New ZealandJurisdiction: United States
Refugee Travel Document Jurisdiction: United States
Refugee approvals Jurisdiction: United States
Refugee-parolee Jurisdiction: United States
Registry date Jurisdiction: United States
Regulations Jurisdiction: United States
Reject (as compared to denial) Jurisdiction: United States
Remand Jurisdiction: New ZealandJurisdiction: United StatesJurisdiction: United States
Removal Jurisdiction: United States
Remuneration Jurisdiction: United States
Request for Evidence (RFE) Jurisdiction: United States
Resettlement Jurisdiction: United States
Resident alien Jurisdiction: United States
Responsible Officer (RO) or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) Jurisdiction: United States
Returning resident Jurisdiction: United States
Safe haven Jurisdiction: United States
Service centers Jurisdiction: United States
Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) Status Jurisdiction: United States
Special Situations Jurisdiction: United States
Special Student Relief Jurisdiction: United States
Special agricultural workers Jurisdiction: United States
Special immigrants Jurisdiction: United States
Special naturalization provisions Jurisdiction: United States
Specialty occupation Jurisdiction: United States
Sponsor Jurisdiction: United States
Sporadic Jurisdiction: United States
Stateless Jurisdiction: United States
Stowaway Jurisdiction: United States
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Jurisdiction: United States
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) ID number Jurisdiction: United States
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Jurisdiction: United States
Subject to the numerical limit Jurisdiction: United States
T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa) Jurisdiction: United States
Temporary protected status (TPS) Jurisdiction: United States
Temporary resident Jurisdiction: United States
Temporary worker Jurisdiction: United States
Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) Jurisdiction: United States
Transit noncitizen Jurisdiction: United States
Transit without visa Jurisdiction: United States
Travel Documents Jurisdiction: United States
U Nonimmigrant Status (U Visa) Jurisdiction: United States
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Jurisdiction: United States
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Jurisdiction: United States
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Jurisdiction: United States
U.S. Territories Jurisdiction: United States
USCIS Jurisdiction: United States
USCIS Immigrant Fee Jurisdiction: United States
USCIS Number Jurisdiction: United States
USCIS Online Account Number Jurisdiction: United States
Unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL) Jurisdiction: United States
United States Jurisdiction: United States
United States - Canada Free-Trade Agreement Jurisdiction: United States
Visa Jurisdiction: United States
Visa Bulletin Jurisdiction: United States
Visa Lottery Jurisdiction: United States
Visa Retrogression Jurisdiction: United States
Visa Waiver Program Jurisdiction: United States
Voluntary departure Jurisdiction: United States
Willful misrepresentation Jurisdiction: United States
Withdrawal Jurisdiction: United States