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What is the USCIS?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, is the agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that handles immigration services. With headquarters in Washington, D.C. and 233 other offices, the USCIS employs 19,000 people worldwide. The agency is primarily funded by immigration fees and, in a very small part, by taxpayer money.

Domestic vs. International Adoption

When you’re considering domestic vs. international adoption, there are many adoption agencies from which to choose. However, their key differences will typically be cost, wait time, available medical information concerning the child, and the children available. Your best bet, then, is to pick the top agencies with which you want to work. The information they provide will show you the range of possibilities.

What is the SENTRI Program?

The SENTRI Pass (Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection) gives low-risk, pre-approved travelers streamlined U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing when crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The program is open to anyone who is a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Mexico, although this status alone doesn’t guarantee you access. The SENTRI…