Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate [Immigration] Law and Legal Definition

The Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) is a division of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) created to strengthen USCIS’s efforts to ensure that immigration benefits are not granted to individuals who pose a threat to national security or public safety, or who seek to defraud our immigration system.

FDNS’s primary mission is to determine whether individuals or organizations filing for immigration benefits pose a threat to national security, public safety, or the integrity of the nation’s legal immigration system. FDNS officers are located in every USCIS Center, District, Field, and Asylum Office. With the help of the USCIS detects and remove known and suspected fraud from the application process, thus promoting the efficient processing of legitimate applications and petitions.