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Appendix A: Acronyms

Acronym Definition
DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DOS U.S. Department of State
EEOC  U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation
IER U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Immigrant and Employee Rights Section
IIRIRA Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
INA Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952
IRCA Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NAICS North American Industry Classification System
PDF Portable Document Format
SEVIS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System
SEVIS ID number Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) identification number
SSA Social Security Administration
SSN Social Security number
TNC Tentative Nonconfirmation
USCIS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


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