U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has historically maintained International Offices in countries around the globe as part of the International Operations Division, a component of the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Directorate. In addition to providing services to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and certain other individuals visiting or residing outside the U.S. who need immigration assistance, officers of the International Operations Division also take on the charge of reuniting families, enabling the migration of adoptive children to join permanent families in the U.S., considering parole requests from individuals outside the U.S. for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit, and providing information services and travel documents to individuals around the world.

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