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Privacy Impact Assessment for the Verification Information System Supporting Verification Programs   [open pdf - 183KB]

This DHS privacy impact assessment addresses the Verification Information System. "The Verification Division of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) operates the Verification Information System (VIS). VIS is a composite information system incorporating data from various Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases. It is the underlying information technology that provides immigration status verification for benefits determinations through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program for government benefits and verification of employment authorization for newly hired employees through the E-Verify program. USCIS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to clarify previous VIS PIAs and to describe updates to VIS that will improve the ability of USCIS to verify citizenship and immigration status information to users of SAVE and E-Verify. The Verification Information System (VIS) is the technical infrastructure that enables USCIS to operate SAVE and E-Verify. VIS is a nationally accessible database of selected immigration status information containing more than 100 million records. Government agencies use SAVE information to help determine whether a non-citizen is eligible for any public benefit, license, or credential based on citizenship and immigration status. Private employers and government users use E-Verify information to determine whether a newly hired employee is authorized to work in the United States. […] This PIA is being published to clarify previous PIAs and to describe updates to VIS that will improve the ability of USCIS to provide immigration status verification for government benefit determinations through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program and verification of employment authorization for all newly hired employees for private employer through the E-Verify program."

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2008-02-22
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Public Domain
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United States Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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