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"What is a U.S. Immigration District?"

From Jennifer Leavitt-Wipf,
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Definition: Geographic areas into which the United States and its territories are divided for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) (formerly the INS - Immigration and Naturalization Service)'s field operations or one of three overseas offices located in Rome, Bangkok, and Mexico City. Each district office, headed by a district director, has a specified service area that may include part of a state, an entire state, or many states. District offices are where most USCIS (former INS) field staff are located. District offices are responsible for providing certain immigration services and benefits to people who live in their service area, and for enforcing immigration laws in that same area, known as a jurisdiction. Certain applications are filed directly with district offices, many kinds of interviews are conducted at these Offices, and USCIS staff is available to answer certain questions, provide forms, and so on. A district office is not to be confused with a service center. A district office is only one type (the most widespread type) of field office.
Pronunciation: dis-trick-t
Also Known As: local USCIS offices, formerly: local INS offices
Examples: Bob went down to the district USCIS office in downtown Los Angeles to get his work permit after receiving a notification of his interview date to do so.
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