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DHS/USCIS/PIA-068 Refugee Case Processing and Security Vetting

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of State (DOS) work cooperatively to administer the overseas component of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). The mission of the USRAP is to resettle eligible refugees in the United States. Although DOS has overall management responsibility for the USRAP, USCIS Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate (RAIO) Refugee Affairs Division (RAD), and in some cases International Operations (IO) Division, is responsible for interviewing refugee applicants, receiving and reviewing results of all background checks, and adjudicating applications for refugee status. USCIS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because the USRAP collects, uses, and maintains personally identifiable information (PII) in support of refugee resettlement and employment eligibility. This PIA comprehensively covers current USRAP processes and procedures. USCIS will update and republish this PIA immediately should the USRAP vetting process change. July 2017

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/USCIS-017 Refugee Case Processing and Security Screening Information System of Records
  • STATE-59 Refugee Case Records SORN
  • DHS/USCIS-002 Background Check Service System of Records
  • DHS/USCIS-003 Biometric Storage System SORN
  • DHS/USCIS/ICE/CBP-001 Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System of Records
Created Date: July 25, 2017
Last Published Date: May 10, 2019
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