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DHS/USCIS/PIA-056 USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS)

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 USCIS Electronic Information System (USCIS ELIS), 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 updates 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-007 Benefits Information System
  • DHS/USCIS-018 Immigration Biometric and Background Check
Created Date: July 2, 2020
Last Published Date: July 2, 2020
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