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DHS/USCIS/PIA-051 Case and Activity Management for International Operations (CAMINO)


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 U.S. 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 Case and Activity Management for International Operations (CAMINO), in support of the Executive Order 13780. Upon publication of this PIA, CAMINO will collect additional biographic and social media data elements necessary for identity verification, vetting, public safety, and national security screening. Additionally, USCIS is updating this PIA to clarify that the entire Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations (RAIO) Directorate now uses CAMINO and to update appendices to include new source and interconnected systems. This PIA update evaluates the privacy risks and mitigations associated with these changes including the collection, use, and maintenance of additional personally identifiable information (PII). July 2020

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/USCIS/ICE/CBP-001 Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System
  • DHS/USCIS-018 Immigration Biometric and Background Check System
  • DHS/USCIS-005 Inter-Country Adoptions Security
  • DHS/USCIS-007 Benefits Information System
  • DHS/USCIS-010 Asylum Information and Pre-Screening System
  • DHS/USCIS-017 Refugee Case Processing and Security Screening Information System
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/USCIS/PIA-051(a) Case and Activity Management for International Operations (CAMINO) - July 2020 PDF 386.05 KB 07/07/2020
DHS/USCIS/PIA-051 Case and Activity Management for International Operations (CAMINO) - Appendix Updated June 2020 PDF 555 KB 06/18/2020
Last Updated: 06/01/2023
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