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PIA for the One DHS Overstay Vetting Pilot
(676 KB - 12/29/2011)
DHS Privacy Impact Assessment for the One DHS Overstay Vetting Pilot which is being conducted to improve DHS’s ability to identify and vet individuals who have remained in the U.S. beyond their authorized period of admission. AILA Doc. No. 11122949.
AILA Doc. No. 11122949.
ICE Secure Communities Statistics Through November 30, 2011
(715 KB - 12/27/2011)
ICE Secure Communities Monthly IDENT/IAFIS Interoperability statistics through 11/30/11 released on the ICE FOIA electronic reading room. AILA Doc. No. 11122747.
AILA Doc. No. 11122747.
DHS Annual Financial Report for FY2011
DHS Annual Financial Report for FY2011 providing detailed financial information related to the mission of DHS and includes highlights DHS priorities, strengths, and challenges. AILA Doc. No. 11112866.
AILA Doc. No. 11112866.
DHS OIG FY2012 Annual Performance Plan
(2506 KB - 11/22/2011)
DHS OIG FY2012 Annual Performance Plan outlining new projects for the fiscal year. The plan includes the Secretary's six budget priorities and DHS' high priority performance goal developed during the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. AILA Doc. No. 11112263.
AILA Doc. No. 11112263.
DHS Publishes Enforcement Integrated Database PIA Update
(145 KB - 11/7/2011)
DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update for EID, addressing changes to the information electronically shared with Mexico for Mexican nationals who are being repatriated from the U.S. and who have been convicted of certain felonies, including date of birth rather than age. AILA Doc. No. 11110730.
AILA Doc. No. 11110730.
DHS Releases Estimates of the Legal Permanent Resident Population in 2010
(691 KB - 11/2/2011)
An October 2010 DHS Office of Immigration Statistics report presenting estimates of the LPR population in the U.S. on 1/1/10. According to the report, an estimated 12.6 million LPRs lived in the U.S. on 1/1/10, and 8.1 million of those LPRs were eligible to naturalize. AILA Doc. No. 11110248.
AILA Doc. No. 11110248.
DHS Publishes PIA Update for the ICEPIC System
(440 KB - 10/27/2011)
DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update, dated 10/26/11, providing information on the Law Enforcement Information Sharing Service used by external agencies to access certain information available through the ICE Pattern Analysis and Information Collection (ICEPIC) system. AILA Doc. No. 11102766.
AILA Doc. No. 11102766.
CRCL Releases First and Second Quarterly Reports for FY2011
(571 KB - 10/21/2011)
DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) combined quarterly report to Congress, dated 9/20/11, providing data and analysis regarding the office’s activities during the first and second quarters of FY2011. AILA Doc. No. 11102130.
AILA Doc. No. 11102130.
CRCL Submits FY2010 Annual Report to Congress
(1171 KB - 10/21/2011)
DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) Annual and Consolidated Quarterly Reports to Congress, dated 9/20/11, highlighting the office’s activities and accomplishments during FY2010, such as working with ICE on detention reform and enforcement improvements. AILA Doc. No. 11102163.
AILA Doc. No. 11102163.
OIG Releases FY2011 Update on the Performance of 287(g) Agreements
(2888 KB - 10/20/2011)
DHS OIG report, dated 9/30/11, reviewing the implementation of its prior recommendations for ICE to strengthen management controls and improve oversight of 287(g) program operations, and making additional recommendations for ICE to improve overall operations of the program. AILA Doc. No. 11102060.
AILA Doc. No. 11102060.
DHS PIA for ICE’s Alien Medical Tracking Systems
(236 KB - 9/27/2011)
DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) describing the IT systems that are used to track information from medical records for individuals in ICE custody, the data maintained in these medical tracking systems, the purposes for which the data is collected and used, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11092766.
AILA Doc. No. 11092766.
DHS Publishes Map of LPR Trends between 1892 and 2010
(4039 KB - 9/28/2011)
DHS Office of Immigration Statistics map series providing information on the total numbers of individuals obtaining legal permanent resident (LPR) status each year during fiscal years 1892 to 2010, by U.S. state and region of residence. AILA Doc. No. 11092831.
AILA Doc. No. 11092831.
OIG Report on the Adjudication of I-129 Petitions for H-1B and H-2B Visas
(652 KB - 9/21/2011)
OIG report on the adjudication of I-129s for nonimmigrant workers, recommending that the USCIS Director develop a fraud identification and response training program, and ensure that the program is conducted for officers and supervisors who adjudicate H-1B and H-2B petitions. AILA Doc. No. 11092131.
AILA Doc. No. 11092131.
DHS HSAC Secure Communities Task Force Report
(710 KB - 9/16/2011)
DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Task Force on Secure Communities report recommending ways ICE may improve the Secure Communities program. AILA Doc. No. 11091623.
AILA Doc. No. 11091623.
DHS Publishes PIA for the SAVE Program
(214 KB - 9/7/2011)
DHS/USCIS Verification Division Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), dated 8/26/11, providing a separate, detailed explanation of the SAVE Program, and elaborating on SAVE’s expanded use of foreign passport numbers for non-immigrants from visa waiver countries. AILA Doc. No. 11090774.
AILA Doc. No. 11090774.
DHS PIA for the USCIS Transformation
(75 KB - 8/30/2011)
DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the USCIS Transformation addressing how regulatory and data collection changes will enable the agency to shift from a paper-based to an electronic environment. AILA Doc. No. 11083066.
AILA Doc. No. 11083066.
DHS Report on Implementation of the 9/11 Commission Recommendations
(3536 KB - 8/2/2011)
DHS report entitled, “Implementing 9/11 Commission Recommendations,” released on 7/21/11, discusses the Department’s efforts to fulfill specific recommendations made by the 9/11 commission, such as bolstering the security of the U.S. borders and identification documents. AILA Doc. No. 11080266.
AILA Doc. No. 11080266.
USCIS Report on Regular and Military Form N-400 Average Cycle Time
(40 KB - 7/18/2011)
USCIS report published on 7/18/11 provides the service-wide military naturalization average cycle times by month, as of 4/30/11. AILA Doc. No. 11071838.
AILA Doc. No. 11071838.
ICE Publishes SEVIS by the Numbers Summary for Quarter Ending 6/30/11
(493 KB - 7/14/2011)
ICE SEVP Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS) general summary quarterly review, dated 7/1/11, shows that on 6/30/11, SEVIS contained records for 1,142,830 active nonimmigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents. AILA Doc. No. 11071462.
AILA Doc. No. 11071462.
OIG Report on USCIS Privacy Stewardship
(2295 KB - 7/5/2011)
DHS OIG report addressing USCIS’s plans and activities to instill a privacy culture that protects sensitive personally identifiable information and ensure compliance with federal privacy laws and regulations. AILA Doc. No. 11070565.
AILA Doc. No. 11070565.
CIS Ombudsman 2011 Annual Report to Congress
(4818 KB - 6/29/2011)
The 2011 Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman’s Annual Report to Congress, dated 6/29/11, summarizes the work of the Ombudsman’s Office, identifies solutions to some of the issues raised by stakeholders, and highlights new USCIS outreach and policy initiatives. AILA Doc. No. 11062931.
AILA Doc. No. 11062931.
DHS PIA for the Automated Threat Prioritization Web Service
(305 KB - 6/27/2011)
DHS/ICE Privacy Impact Assessment describing the general functionality of the Automated Threat Prioritization (ATP) web service, which receives, processes, and transmits criminal history information about individuals who are the subjects of enforcement actions. AILA Doc. No. 11062770.
AILA Doc. No. 11062770.
DHS PIA Update for the EID ENFORCE Alien Removal Module (EARM 3.0)
(285 KB - 6/27/2011)
DHS/ICE update to the Enforcement Integrated Database (EID) Privacy Impact Assessment describing upgrades made by ICE to the ENFORCE applications, referred to as EARM 3.0, which include merging two of the applications, modifying the data collected by DHS, and more. AILA Doc. No. 11062768.
AILA Doc. No. 11062768.
DHS PIA for the FOIA/PA Information Processing System
(275 KB - 6/27/2011)
DHS/USCIS Privacy Impact Assessment for the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) Information Processing System (FIPS), conducted by USCIS because the FIPS uses personally identifiable information and to address major changes to the application. AILA Doc. No. 11062765.
AILA Doc. No. 11062765.
DHS Annual Report on Immigration Enforcement Activities in FY2010
(245 KB - 6/27/2011)
DHS Office of Immigration Statistics Annual Report released June 2011, finding that DHS made 517,000 apprehensions and removed 387,000 foreign nationals from the U.S. in FY2010. ICE detained approximately 363,000 foreign nationals. The report contains more key findings. AILA Doc. No. 11062761.
AILA Doc. No. 11062761.
OIG Report on the Supervision of Undocumented Individuals Commensurate With Risk
(1226 KB - 6/6/2011)
DHS OIG report assessing and making recommendations with regard to the effectiveness of ICE’s decision-making process on whether to detain undocumented individuals or to place them in supervised release. AILA Doc. No. 11060630.
AILA Doc. No. 11060630.
DHS Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Regulatory Review
(520 KB - 5/27/2011)
DHS Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations, dated May 18, 2011, identifies a number of USCIS, CBP, and ICE regulations that are candidates for review at three stages: recently published regulations, in-progress review, and long-term review. AILA Doc. No. 11052763.
AILA Doc. No. 11052763.
OIG Report on DHS Efforts to Screen Foreign Nationals Overseas
(3253 KB - 5/5/2011)
A redacted DHS OIG report evaluating how biographic and biometric information is shared among DHS components, and whether the existing levels of cooperation, resources, and technology are adequate for officers to screen and process foreign nationals seeking to enter the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 11050566.
AILA Doc. No. 11050566.
OIG Report on the Office of Investigations' Efforts between 10/1/09 and 12/31/10
(2142 KB - 5/5/2011)
DHS OIG report on the Office of Investigations’ investigative efforts into allegations of misconduct involving DHS employees, contractors, grantees, and programs between 10/1/09 and 12/31/10, which resulted in 519 arrests and 416 convictions. AILA Doc. No. 11050561.
AILA Doc. No. 11050561.
OIG Report on the Management of Mental Health Cases in Immigration Detention
(2880 KB - 4/18/2011)
DHS OIG report finding that ICE has limited oversight for mental health cases across immigration detention centers, and is not fully aware of all detainees with mental health conditions. The report includes 20 recommendations to improve the management of mental health cases. AILA Doc. No. 11041834.
AILA Doc. No. 11041834.
DHS April 2011 Annual Flow Report on FY2010 Naturalizations
(314 KB - 4/7/2011)
DHS April 2011 Annual Flow Report presents information on the number and characteristics of foreign nationals aged 18 years old and over who were naturalized during FY2010. According to the report, in 2010, the total number of persons naturalizing was 619,913. AILA Doc. No. 11040733.
AILA Doc. No. 11040733.
DHS PIA for the ICE Subpoena System
(211 KB - 4/1/2011)
DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the ICE Subpoena System (ISS), which ICE uses to generate, log, and track administrative subpoenas, summonses, and Form I-9 notices issued by the agency. AILA Doc. No. 11040167.
AILA Doc. No. 11040167.
DHS March 2011 Annual Flow Report on Individuals who became LPRs in 2010
(337 KB - 3/31/2011)
DHS March 2011 Annual Flow Report presents information obtained from applications for Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status on the number and characteristics of individuals who became LPRs of the U.S. during FY2010. In 2010, 1,042,625 individuals became LPRs of the U.S. AILA Doc. No. 11033164.
AILA Doc. No. 11033164.
OIG Report on DHS Privacy Office Implementation of FOIA
(1518 KB - 3/31/2011)
DHS OIG report assessing the DHS Privacy Office implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), finding that the Privacy Office has made progress in ensuring openness, and that the Privacy Office FOIA staff has helped other DHS components implement FOIA. AILA Doc. No. 11033262.
AILA Doc. No. 11033162.
DHS PIA for the E-Verify Self Check
(272 KB - 3/14/2011)
DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the E-Verify Self Check service, available for individuals to check their own work authorization status prior to employment, and to facilitate the correction of potential errors in federal databases that feed into the E-Verify process. AILA Doc. No. 11031466.
AILA Doc. No. 11031466.
DHS PIA for the H-1B Visa Cap Registration
(211 KB - 3/14/2011)
DHS Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the H-1B Cap Registration, which is the proposed mandatory registration process for employers seeking to petition for cap-subject H-1B workers, that proposes a change to USCIS’ collection of personally identifiable information. AILA Doc. No. 11031464.
AILA Doc. No. 11031464.
OIG Report on CBP Implementation of WHTI
(1314 KB - 3/11/2011)
DHS OIG Report finds that while CBP has generally successfully implemented the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), it needs to continue to improve its inspection procedures. AILA Doc. No. 11031160.
AILA Doc. No. 11031160.
DHS Secretary Napolitano’s 3/9/11 Testimony Before Senate Judicial Committee
(203 KB - 3/9/2011)
Secretary Napolitano’s prepared statements include updates on DHS’s mission areas including preventing terrorism and enhancing security, securing and managing our borders, and enforcing and administering our immigration laws. AILA Doc. No. 11030932.
AILA Doc. No. 11030932.
OIG Report Examining the Insider Threat Risk at USCIS
(4692 KB - 2/28/2011)
DHS OIG report on an insider threat assessment conducted to determine how USCIS has taken steps to protect its information technology systems and data from threats posed by employees and contractors, and intended to assist USCIS in safeguarding its critical infrastructure. AILA Doc. No. 11022833.
AILA Doc. No. 11022833.
Final Survey Results: Attorney Representation Before DHS
(42 KB - 2/28/2011)
Final results of the AILA/AIC Legal Action Center survey on the experiences of attorneys who represent clients during administrative interviews and encounters with DHS components. AILA Doc. No. 11022872.
AILA Doc. No. 11022872.
DHS Handbook for Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information (Updated 2/17/11)
DHS handbook providing minimum standards that apply to every DHS employee, contractor, detailee, and consultant, for safeguarding personally identifiable information, which is information that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred. AILA Doc. No. 08112171.
AILA Doc. No. 08112171.
OIG Report on CBP Transportation of Detainees
(1344 KB - 2/2/2011)
DHS OIG report finds that the CBP Transportation Program Management Office has not developed an effective plan to provide ground transportation for detainees, and makes recommendations to help CBP identify and implement comprehensive ground transportation solutions. AILA Doc. No. 11020268.
AILA Doc. No. 11020268.
OIG Report on Identification of Removable Criminals
(1274 KB - 2/2/2011)
DHS OIG report on whether ICE is identifying all criminals in federal and state custody that are eligible for removal. The report finds that ICE identified 99% of the removable criminals in federal custody in FY2009, but the rates were lower among the states reviewed. AILA Doc. No. 11020267.
AILA Doc. No. 11020267.
USCIS Customer Satisfaction Survey on E-Verify
(1203 KB - 1/19/2011)
USCIS report on the customer satisfaction of companies currently enrolled in E-Verify. In addition to rating overall satisfaction, users evaluated different aspects of the program, such as registration, tutorial, ease of use, technical assistance, and customer service. AILA Doc. No. 11011965.
AILA Doc. No. 11011965.
USCIS Employment-Based Inventory of Pending AOS Cases
(569 KB - 1/13/2011)
USCIS inventory of employment-based AOS cases pending at the Service Centers and Field Offices as of 1/5/11. AILA Doc. No. 11011338.
AILA Doc. No. 11011338.
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