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IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE (INS) STATUS

Data Element: IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE (INS) STATUS
Definition: A coded representation of the determination made by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) relative to an individual's citizenship.
Standard of Verification: Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Form I-247.
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 1
Field Format: 1AN
Originating Teams: Corrections
User Teams: Corrections and Law Enforcement
Tables / Codes: 1 - Illegal Alien: Any foreign-born person present in the United States who is in a deportable status.
2 - Legal Permanent Resident: Any foreign-born person admitted for permanent residence in the United States.
3 - Naturalized Citizen: Any foreign-born person upon whom a United States citizenship was conferred by a naturalization court or, if outside the United States, by a representative of INS.
4 - Mariel Cuban: Any foreign-born person arriving in the United States between April 21 and October 26, 1980 from the Port of Mariel Cuba (most were Cuban born).
9 - Blank Not Yet Known: Alien status information has not yet been provided by INS.
Comments: This information will only be present for individuals who are known to be foreign-born.
Page Info: DATE STANDARD ESTABLISHED: 9/94