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DHS/USCIS/PIA-027 USCIS Asylum Division

The Asylum Division of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudicates applications for asylum, benefits pursuant to Section 203 of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA § 203), withholding of removal under the terms of a settlement agreement reached in a class action,1 and screening determinations for safe third country, credible fear, and reasonable fear. The Asylum Division historically used the Refugees, Asylum, and Parole System (RAPS) and the Asylum Pre-Screening System (APSS) in support of its mission critical functions. Both systems were originally developed by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). The Asylum Division is seeking to retire APSS and RAPS and use Global, operating in a cloud-based environment, to serve as the primary IT case management system for the administration of affirmative asylum, NACARA § 203, withholding of removal under the terms of a settlement agreement reached in a class action, credible fear, and reasonable cases. USCIS is updating this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because the Asylum Division uses the new cloud-based Global system and has migrated records, containing personally identifiable information (PII), from APSS and RAPS into Global in order to conduct its adjudications.

September 2018

 

Associated SORNs():

  • DHS/USCIS-001 Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System of Records
  • DHS/USCIS-018 Immigration Biometric and Background Check (IBBC) System of Records
  • DHS/USCIS-010 Asylum Information and Pre-Screening System of Records
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/USCIS/PIA-027(d) USCIS Asylum Division - September 2018 PDF 289.38 KB
DHS/USCIS/PIA-027(c) USCIS Asylum Division - July 2017 PDF 329.83 KB
DHS/USCIS/PIA-027(b) Refugees, Asylum, and Parole System and the Asylum Pre-Screening System PDF 254.43 KB
DHS/USCIS/PIA-027(a) Refugees, Asylum, and Parole System and the Asylum Pre-Screening System - June 2011 PDF 154.17 KB
DHS/USCIS/PIA-027 Refugees, Asylum, and Parole System and the Asylum Pre-Screening System - November 2009 PDF 317.15 KB
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