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President to Sign Bill to Abolish the INS Today

President to Sign Bill to Abolish the INS Today

Old Nov 25th 2002, 6:07 am
Carl Shusterman
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Default President to Sign Bill to Abolish the INS Today

President Bush will sign the legislation creating a Department of Homeland
Security at 1:20pm Eastern Time today.

He is expected to name Tom Ridge as the Secretary of the new department.

Although the INS, the Customs Service, the Coast Guard and parts of 19 other
agencies will become part of the new

department, neither the FBI nor the CIA will be included.

The INS will be abolished, and be replaced by the Bureau of Citizenship and
Immigration, and the Bureau of Border Security.

We will analyze what this means for over four million persons with pending
applications and petitions with the INS in our December issue of


Carl Shusterman served as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Immigration Service
(1976-82) before entering private practice. He heads a four-attorney firm
specializing exclusively in immigration law. He maintains an extensive
website entitled "Immigration: A Practical Guide to Immigrating to the U.S."
containing over 1,000 articles on all phases of immigration law. He is the
author of SHUSTERMAN'S IMMIGRATION UPDATE, a free, monthly e-mail newsletter
on immigration laws and procedures. You can subscribe online at

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