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DHS/CBP/PIA-067 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Unified Secondary

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) is responsible for processing individuals entering the United States at Ports of Entry. To facilitate individual processing, CBP is expanding the use of the Unified Secondary System (USEC) to receive specified biographic and biometric information in advance from certain undocumented individuals who may seek to apply for admission at a U.S. port of entry. On behalf of these undocumented individuals, International Organizations (IO) or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) submit specified biographic and biometric information to CBP via the CBP One™ Mobile Application. Upon arrival at the port of entry and referral to secondary, CBP officers access this previously submitted information within USEC to pre-populate standard intake processing fields within the system. CBP is conducting this PIA update to analyze the privacy risks of expanding Unified Secondary to collect and store advance arrival information from certain undocumented individuals. May 2020

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/CBP-006 Automated Targeting System
  • DHS/CBP-011 U.S. Customs and Border Protection TECS
  • DHS/CBP-013 Seized Assets and Case Tracking System
  • DHS/USCIS/ICE/CBP-001 Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System of Records
  • DHS/ICE-011 Criminal Arrest Records and Immigration Enforcement Records (CARIER)
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/CBP/PIA-067 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Unified Secondary - December 2020 - Appendix Updated - June 2021 PDF 580.28 KB 06/11/2021
DHS/CBP/PIA-067(a) Unified Secondary System: Advance Information from Certain Undocumented Individuals - May 2021 PDF 476.6 KB 05/07/2021
Last Updated: 05/10/2022
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