U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Published: March 7, 2012

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service was long the primary federal agency responsible for the protection and enforcement of laws guiding the immigration and naturalization processes.

Department of Homeland Security Published: January 16, 2012

Department of Homeland SecurityFormed in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, this well-funded cabinet department of the federal government has exemplified a governmental response to improve the coordination and effectiveness of efforts to combat the ongoing war against terrorism.

Deportation Published: October 3, 2011

Deportation power gives the federal government a tool to remove immigrants who enter the United States in violation of immigration law or violate standards of behavior, as outlined in immigration law, after lawful entry into the country.

Crime Published: September 30, 2011

The development of organized criminal activities among certain ethnic groups has perpetuated the notion that undesirable elements of society have been disproportionately represented among new immigrant populations in the United States.

U.S. Coast Guard Published: September 27, 2011

The United States Coast Guard is a unique multimission, maritime agency categorized as one of five branches of the U.S. armed forces.