Immigration And Naturalization Service (Ins)
immigration and naturalization service (ins)A branch of the Department of Justice that formerly existed and had responsibility for immigration and naturalization. INS was renamed and became part of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 1, 2003. To learn more, go to the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) site.
Source: Department of State. March 2007.
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