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USCIS gives notice of updating its Citizenship and Immigration Data Repository

  1. Date Announced

    May 1, 2018

    USCIS gives notice of proposed modification and reissuance of the system of records, USCIS—012 Citizenship and Immigration Data Repository, which is used, among other things, to vet USCIS applications for indications of possible immigration fraud, public safety, and national security concerns. The Repository is a mirror copy of the USCIS benefits databases, combined into a single user interface in a searchable format on a classified network. The system is being updated to clarify categories of records, add the Password Issuance and Control System Identification Number as a retrievable data element, update the retention period for records maintained in CIDR; update routine use E and add routine use F to comply with new policy contained in Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-17-12; update the record source categories, update the system manager information; and explain limitations set by law to the exemptions claimed for this system. Furthermore, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice and to provide further transparency as to how the system is used, in alignment with the recently republished Privacy Impact Assessment, DHS/USCIS/PIA-031(a) Citizenship & Immigration Data Repository. This modified system will be included in DHS's inventory of record systems. [ID #880]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    May 1, 2018

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