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Immigration Legal Research Introduction
Research Center Guides
Helpful Immigration Acronyms
BIA = Board of Immigration Appeals
DHS = Department of Homeland Security
EOIR = Executive Office for Immigration Review
ICE = Immigration and Customs Enforcement
IIRAIRA = Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act
INA = Immigration and Nationality Act
INS = Immigration and Naturalization Service
USCIS = U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
There are also some useful online guides. Use "CTRL + F" to find a specific acronym within the document.
USCIS - Glossary: A glossary of highly used immigration terms sorted alphabetically.
FINDLAW.COM: A combined glossary of immigration terms and acronyms.
ILW.COM: A pdf list of acronyms.
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