ICE is frequently in the news. ICE is sometimes confused with the USCIS.
- ICE and USCIS are two separate departments under the Department of Homeland Security.
- ICE does the law enforcement job of the old INS (USCIS) and Customs departments.
USCIS is the US Citizenship and Immigration Service.
- USCIS helps people to immigrate to the US.
- After they fulfill the residency requirement, people can become naturalized US citizens.