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DHS, USCIS to Modernize, Define the Collection of Biometrics

The Department of Homeland Security today announced the imminent publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes expanding department authorities and methods for collecting biometrics that will establish a defined regulatory purpose for biometrics.

DHS/USCIS/PIA-056 USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees lawful immigration to the United States and is responsible for processing petitions, applications, and other requests for immigration benefits and requests. Executive Order 13780, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collect standard data on immigration forms and in case management systems. USCIS is now updating this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide notice of USCIS updating certain immigration forms and associated systems, such as the USCIS Electronic Information System (USCIS ELIS), in support of the Executive Order 13780. Upon publication of this PIA, USCIS will collect additional biographic and social media data elements necessary for identity verification, vetting, public safety, and national security screening. USCIS is updating this PIA to evaluate the privacy risks and mitigations associated with these updates including the collection, use, and maintenance of additional personally identifiable information (PII).

DHS/USCIS/PIA-016 Computer Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS 3) and Associated Systems

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees lawful immigration to the United States and is responsible for processing petitions, applications, and other requests for immigration benefits and requests. Executive Order 13780, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collect standard data on immigration forms and in case management systems. USCIS is now updating this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide notice of USCIS updating certain immigration forms and associated systems, such as the Computer Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS 3), in support of the Executive Order 13780. Upon publication of this PIA, USCIS will collect additional biographic and social media data elements necessary for identity verification, vetting, public safety, and national security screening. USCIS is updating this PIA to evaluate the privacy risks and mitigations associated with these changes including the collection, use, and maintenance of additional personally identifiable information (PII).

Trump Administration, DHS Prioritizes American Citizens for American Jobs

“The President is taking decisive action to put American families and workers first in the reopening of the economy and the Department stands ready to implement this important executive action. This proclamation ensures Americans are first in line for American jobs as the economy reopens.”

DHS Implements Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule. Under the final rule, DHS will look at the factors required under the law by Congress, like an alien’s age, health, family status, assets, resources, and financial status, education and skills, among others, in order to determine whether the alien is likely at any time to become a public charge. The rule now applies nationwide, including in Illinois.

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