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  • DHS OIG Report on EB-5 Regional Center Program(5333 KB - 12/26/2013)
    DHS OIG report on USCIS’ employment-based fifth preference (EB-5) Regional Center Program, including four recommendations aimed at improving the program and USCIS’ formal comments in response to the report.
    AILA Doc. No. 13122602.
  • DHS Privacy Impact Assessment Update on CLAIMS4(748 KB - 12/18/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment on CLAIMS4, the electronic case management system used to track and process naturalization applications. The update discusses the centralization of naturalization forms after the Reengineered Naturalization Application Casework System (RNACS) was replaced with CLAIMS4.
    AILA Doc. No. 13121849.
  • DHS Privacy Impact Assessment Report on Refugee Access Verification Unit(661 KB - 11/27/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment report on Refugee Access Verification Unit, which tracks and manages information on immediate family members in the U.S. and their overseas family members seeking consideration for resettlement under the Priority 3 Family Reunification Program.
    AILA Doc. No. 13112745.
  • DHS Privacy Office 2013 Annual Report(3969 KB - 11/6/2013)
    DHS Privacy Office 2013 Annual Report to Congress, including participation in the Beyond the Border initiative, summarizing privacy activities within USCIS, CBP, and ICE, updates on the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP), highlights of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA), and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 13110642.
  • DHS OIG Report with FY2013 Update on Performance of 287(g) Agreements(7255 KB - 10/22/2013)
    DHS OIG report with updated info on ICE efforts to address recommendations in prior reports on the performance of 287(g) agreements from FY2013. Report finds that all 64 recommendations from prior reports have been closed based on corrective action plans and supporting documentation provided by ICE.
    AILA Doc. No. 13102255.
  • DHS OIG Annual Performance Plan for FY2014(1318 KB - 10/3/2013)
    DHS’s Office of Inspector General annual performance plan for FY2014, which details planned program evaluations including H-1B, EB-5, SENTRI, Student Exchange Visitor, and worksite enforcement among others.
    AILA Doc. No. 13100366.
  • DHS Privacy Impact Assessment on Digitizing Paper-Based Case Files(9477 KB - 10/2/2013)
    DHS 9/24/13 Privacy Impact Assessment for the Integrated Digitization Document Management Program, which is the process used for digitizing paper-based case files (A-Files and receipt files) and storing them in the Enterprise Document Management System.
    AILA Doc. No. 13100264.
  • DHS OIG Report on the Risk of Insider Threat at CBP(1282 KB - 9/19/2013)
    DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on CBP’s efforts to improve its insider threat program and recommendations for continuing to improve its security posture against threats to sensitive information systems or data posed by CBP employees and contractors.
    AILA Doc. No. 13091943.
  • Privacy Impact Assessment on Security Checks for TPS Applicants(2126 KB - 9/17/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment for FDNS on security checks for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applicants as TPS applicants receive background and identity checks as part of the adjudications process.
    AILA Doc. No. 13091752.
  • DHS OIG Report on CBP’s Use of Force Training and Incidents(19540 KB - 9/17/2013)
    DHS OIG September 2013 report on CBP’s use of force training and steps it can take to address use of force incidents, including the recommendation that CBP work with ICE to implement a way to identify excessive force allegations in CBP’s case management system.
    AILA Doc. No. 13091741.
  • DHS Privacy Impact Assessment on E-Verify Self Check(7831 KB - 9/11/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment report on E-Verify Self Check and any privacy issues related to E-Verify collecting and using personally identifiable information.
    AILA Doc. No. 13091150.
  • DHS Privacy Impact Assessment on SMART(169 KB - 9/5/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment report on the Standard Management Analysis Reporting Tool (SMART), which creates and compiles reports pertaining to immigrant and nonimmigrant benefits, such as the number of applications filed within a given time period and processing times for each application.
    AILA Doc. No. 13090540.
  • DHS Report on Nonimmigrant Admissions to the U.S. During 2012(169 KB - 8/29/2013)
    DHS August 2013 Annual Flow Report on nonimmigrant admissions to the U.S. during 2012, including definitions and comparisons from 2010, 2011, and 2012 on admission by class, country of citizenship, port of entry, and destination state.
    AILA Doc. No. 13082944.
  • DHS OIG Report on L-1 Visa Program(848 KB - 8/27/2013)
    DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on the L-1 visa program, finding that USCIS guidance regarding specialized knowledge is not applied consistently and that more training at both CBP and USCIS is needed. Report also provides recommendations for improving the integrity of the program.
    AILA Doc. No. 13082748.
  • DHS Privacy Impact Assessment for the USCIS International Visa Project(3904 KB - 8/26/2013)
    USCIS collects biometric and biographic information from individuals filing international visa applications who are physically present in the U.S. DHS released this 7/22/13 privacy impact assessment on the privacy risks and mitigations of processing this information on behalf of another country.
    AILA Doc. No. 13082646.
  • SEVIS General Summary Quarterly Review(250 KB - 8/20/2013)
    Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) quarterly review, for the quarter ending on 6/30/13. Report includes information on number of approved students, top F-1 and M-1 approved schools, top ten countries of citizenship, top majors, and level of education and course of study.
    AILA Doc. No. 13082040.
  • USCIS Report: FY2012 Annual Report to Congress on Characteristics of H-1B Specialty Occupation Workers(805 KB - 7/17/2013)
    USCIS report to Congress on the characteristics of H-1B filings for FY2012, including statistics on country of birth and age of beneficiary, occupational categories and titles of approved petitions, annual compensation rates, and industry breakdowns.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071742.
  • USCIS Report: FY2012 Annual Report to Congress on H-1B Petitions(718 KB - 7/17/2013)
    USCIS report to Congress on FY2012 H-1B filings, including the number of petitions filed, the number of employers required to pay the additional ACWIA petition fee, and the number of “Fraud Prevention and Detection Fees” paid.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071741.
  • Privacy Impact Assessment Update for ESTA(679 KB - 7/16/2013)
    CBP updated Privacy Impact Assessment for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) with the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), including a requirement that NCTC establish a redress mechanism for individuals whose information has been retained as terrorism information.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071641.
  • CIS Ombudsman’s Office 2013 Annual Report(2367 KB - 6/28/2013)
    CIS Ombudsman’s Office 2013 Annual Report including an overview of the Ombudsman’s mission and services, a review of programmatic and policy achievements over the past year, and a detailed discussion of pervasive and serious problems, recommendations, and best practices for USCIS.
    AILA Doc. No. 13062846.
  • DHS OIG Report on Tracking Potentially Fraudulent Family-Based Immigration Applications(757 KB - 6/25/2013)
    DHS OIG June 2013 report on USCIS’ tracking and monitoring of potentially fraudulent petitions and applications for family-based immigration benefits. Includes a recommendation to clarify and enforce policies to ensure that TECS records are created for all identified cases of immigration fraud.
    AILA Doc. No. 13062500.
  • DHS PIA Report on Customer Scheduling and Services(4636 KB - 6/11/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 6/6/13 discussing the USCIS systems associated with scheduling and managing appointments, such as InfoPass and CMIS, and evaluating the privacy risks and mitigation strategies built into these systems.
    AILA Doc. No. 13061149.
  • DHS OIG Report on TSA Screening Techniques of Passengers(3263 KB - 6/6/2013)
    DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) May 2013 report with six recommendations aimed at improving the Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques program, which is aimed at detecting potential high-risk travelers.
    AILA Doc. No. 13060641.
  • DHS Privacy Office Second Quarter FY2013 Report to Congress(1053 KB - 5/31/2013)
    DHS Privacy Office May 2013 report entitled “Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Report to Congress” which is a quarterly report that covers department activities from December 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13053145.
  • DHS Joint Report on Phase I of Entry/Exit Project with Canada(671 KB - 5/15/2013)
    DHS May 2013 joint report with Canada Border Services Agency on “Entry/Exit Information Systems: Phase I Joint Canada-United States Report” which outlines progress to establish a coordinated Entry/Exit information system and further enhance security along our shared border.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051545.
  • USCIS Report on Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) Initiative Summary(689 KB - 5/9/2013)
    USCIS May 2013 summary of the Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) initiative highlighting its successes, challenges and measuring its impact for immigrant entrepreneurs who seek to start or grow businesses in the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050942.
  • DHS Annual Report on Refugee & Asylee Numbers for 2012(1208 KB - 4/25/2013)
    The DHS Office of Immigration Statistics April 2013 Annual Flow Report on refugee & asylee admissions for 2012. In 2012, there were a total of 58,179 persons who were admitted to the United States as refugees & 29,484 individuals who were granted asylum in 2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042548.
  • DHS PIA Report on Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program(611 KB - 4/25/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 4/19/13 on Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program describing the expanded use of Photo Matching Tool technology and introducing implementation of the electronic form G-845, Document Verification Request.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042544.
  • CBP Performance and Accountability Report for FY2012(7259 KB - 4/10/2013)
    CBP report discussing the agency’s strategic goals and objectives and provides a comparison of agency performance targets to actual performance results for FY2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 13041041.
  • DHS Privacy Office First Quarter FY2013 Report to Congress(1047 KB - 4/8/2013)
    DHS Privacy Office March 2013 report entitled “First Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Report to Congress” which is a quarterly report that covers department activities from September 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012.
    AILA Doc. No. 13040842.
  • DHS PIA Report on CBP Form I-94 Automation(747 KB - 3/28/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 2/27/13 addressing how CBP is implementing the electronic Form I-94 pursuant to the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPP).
    AILA Doc. No. 13032860.
  • DHS 2013 Chief FOIA Officer Report to Attorney General(899 KB - 3/12/2013)
    DHS Privacy Office report from March 2013 which summarizes the Department’s accomplishments in achieving its strategic goals related to FOIA, transparency, and openness from March 2012 through March 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13031242.
  • DHS Privacy Office 2012 Data Mining Report to Congress(839 KB - 3/4/2013)
    DHS Privacy Office February 2013 report entitled “2012 Data Mining Report to Congress” on the extent of data mining and the use of other analytical tools in furtherance of Departmental goals and objectives for the previous year.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030442.
  • ICE Report on Detained Asylum Seekers(901 KB - 2/20/2013)
    ICE report from 8/20/12 presenting to Congress data on asylum applicants in detention with a report on detained asylum seekers covering FY2009 and FY2010.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022057.
  • DHS CRCL Impact Assessment on Border Searches of Electronic Devices(430 KB - 2/20/2013)
    DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) impact assessment examining DHS’s policies guiding searches of electronic devices at the United States’ borders, including constitutional issues and improved notice about redress issues.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022048.
  • DHS PIA Report on Alien Criminal Response Information Management System(592 KB - 2/6/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 1/24/13 on the Alien Criminal Response Information Management System (ACRIMe) which receives and responds to immigration status inquiries made by other agencies about individuals arrested, subject to background checks, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020652.
  • DHS PIA Report on Bonds Online (eBONDS) System(546 KB - 2/6/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 1/24/13 on the Bonds Online System (eBONDS), which is a web-based application used primarily by surety agents and the Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) to facilitate the ICE immigration bond management process.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020651.
  • DHS PIA Report on Visa Security Program Tracking System(602 KB - 1/29/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 1/17/13 on Visa Security Program Tracking System, which allows personnel to identify applicants for U.S. visas who are ineligible to enter U.S. due to criminal history, terrorism associations, or other security-related grounds.
    AILA Doc. No. 13012949.
  • DHS PIA Report on Global Enrollment System(7369 KB - 1/17/2013)
    DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) report from 1/10/13 on the Global Enrollment System, which is a system to handle the enrollment and vetting processes for trusted traveler programs in a centralized environment.
    AILA Doc. No. 13011740.
 
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