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DHS/ICE/PIA-052 Visa Security Program - Pre-Adjudicated Threat Recognition Intelligence Operations Team (PATRIOT) Tracking System

The Visa Security Program - Pre-Adjudicated Threat Recognition Intelligence Operations Team (PATRIOT) is a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tracking system designed to support the activities of the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Visa Security Program (VSP). ICE originally deployed VSP-PATRIOT in 2014, and it is operated by the Visa Security Coordination Center (VSCC), the primary national security and counterterrorism planning component for ICE, in partnership with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS). VSP-PATRIOT allows authorized personnel from ICE, CBP, and DOS to identify applicants for U.S. visas who are ineligible to receive visas and inadmissible to the United States due to criminal history, terrorism-related associations or activity, other security-related offenses, or any other grounds of ineligibility or inadmissibility. ICE is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) in the interest of transparency as the VSP-PATRIOT tracking system automates the system-to-system connections memorialized in the existing VSPTS-Net PIA. In addition, this PIA provides insight into the supplemental review of publicly available, open-source information performed with respect to a small subset of applicants. March 2020

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/ICE-012 Visa Security Program Records
Created Date: March 10, 2020
Last Published Date: March 10, 2020
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