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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). June 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
  • DHS/USCIS-007 Benefits Information System
Created Date: July 2, 2020
Last Published Date: July 2, 2020
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