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Beneficiary

A beneficiary is the person who receives the immigration benefit. Example: If your spouse is a U.S. citizen, and she applies so you can get a green card, you are the beneficiary.

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Border Patrol (Customs & Border Patrol, CBP)

An abbreviation for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.