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The current proposals to restructure INS include: separating the service and enforcement functions, but keeping INS intact; dismantling INS and creating two new agencies within the Department of Justice (DOJ) that would report to a newly created position of an Associate Attorney General for immigration affairs; dismantling INS and creating a new immigration agency within DOJ; and creating an enforcement bureau within DOJ to carry out INS's enforcement functions, but transferring the issuance of visa functions to DOS, and the immigrant labor-related functions to the Department of Labor (DOL).
(37) And, some critics assert that keeping INS intact but separating its functions, could provide for a better coordination and sharing of efforts between the bureaus.
* 1981--The Report of the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy recommended separating the service and enforcement functions, while keeping INS intact.