Written by attorney Elizabeth Rose Blandon

Acronyms: What Do All These Immigration Initials Mean?

Certain acronyms are used repeatedly in immigration law. Here's a short guide to help you understand what they mean.

AG Attorney General BIA Board of Immigration Appeals CAT Convention Against Torture CFR Code of Federal Regulations DD District Director DHS Department of Homeland Security DOS Department of State EOIR Executive Office for Immigration Review ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement IJ Immigration Judge INA Immigration and Nationality Act LPR Legal Permanent Resident NOID Notice of Intent to Deny NTA Notice to Appear TPS Temporary Protected Status VAWA Violence Against Women Act VWP Visa Waiver Program

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