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History Office Mission and Background

The USCIS History Office and Library program preserves and promotes understanding of the history of USCIS and its predecessor agencies and programs. Historical Reference Office staff research, write, and distribute histories, and provide authoritative historical information to USCIS, other government agencies, and public researchers. The History Reference Library acquires, organizes, and provides access to library resources supporting the history of USCIS, its predecessor agencies, and US Immigration and Nationality law; and provides professional library services to both government and public researchers.

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