The 2001 terrorist attacks in America have changed
the total scene of life and living in the USA. This has had an important
effect of increased vigil and surveillance on American borders.
The US government has established a new Department of Homeland Security
under which the Immigration and Naturalization Services will now
function under the new name of US Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS). As a result of these developments, a number of policy and
procedural changes have been introduced in recent times in US Visas
and immigration matters.
The latest edition of GATEWAY TO AMERICA
therefore concentrates on these changes. Moreover, the increased
use of internet and consequently websites on various subjects necessitated
introduction of websites for every possible requirement for contacting
different educational, tourism-related and governmental organizations
in the US. Every effort is made to give relevant website information
in the latest GATEWAY TO AMERICA.