The Immigration and Naturalization Service was an agency responsible for processing legal immigration and preventing illegal immigration to the United States. In March 2003, it was dissolved and became three separate agencies: Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Like the INS before them, these new organizations have been criticized for violating international laws by surveilling, detaining, and torturing immigrants.
INS Term Timeline in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?
The timeline below shows where the term INS appears in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Rasha’s father pleads to simply have them deported—instead, they are investigated and detained by the INS; a condescending officer tells them they should have expected this in “times like these.” The... (full context)