Yesterday, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf and Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Matt Albence participated in a roundtable discussion at the North Carolina State House in Raleigh regarding the law enforcement and public safety threats created by sanctuary policies.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
WASHINGTON – On Monday, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf and Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Matt Albence are traveling to Raleigh, North Carolina, to participate in a roundtable discussion with federal, state, and local officials about the ongoing immigration and security issues in the state.
On Sunday, the 30-day notification period ended from when the Department of Homeland Security notified Congress of its intent to reprogram and transfer $271 million of available funds to support requirements via authority provided in the FY 2019 DHS Appropriations Act.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) owns and operates the Law Enforcement Information Sharing Service (LEIS Service or Service). The LEIS Service enables domestic law enforcement agencies outside of DHS to query certain information contained in DHS systems, and also permits authorized DHS law enforcement officials and analysts to query data from other law enforcement entities that have signed agreements with DHS to use the Service. All entities querying the LEIS Service must have a signed agreement. The LEIS Service is a non-public facing web service that functions as a back-end super highway data sharing system. The LEIS Service was previously described in a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update published in 2011 under the ICE Pattern Analysis and Information Collection (ICEPIC) system. In 2012, ICEPIC was replaced by the DHS Pattern and Information Collaboration Sharing System (DPICS2), which was subsequently retired in 2014. Since that time, the LEIS Service has been operating independently. ICE is issuing this PIA to discuss the privacy risks and mitigations with collecting, using, disseminating, and storing information related to the LEIS Service. Once this PIA is issued, the previous PIA will be retired.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is deploying Rapid DNA technology as a factor to determine if removable aliens who represent themselves as a family unit (FAMU) when apprehended by DHS do, in fact, have a bona fide parent-child relationship.
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