Department of Homeland Security: Comprehensive Plan for Immigration Data Improvement (Fiscal Year 2017 Report to Congress)   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] mission is to protect America from the crossborder crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety. This mission is executed through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes and focuses on smart immigration enforcement, preventing terrorism, and combating the illegal movement of people and goods. In response to the congressional concerns as outlined in Senate Report 114-264, which accompanies the FY 2017 DHS Appropriations Act (P.L. 115-31), ICE presents this Comprehensive Plan for Immigration Data Improvement (hereafter referenced to as the Plan). The Plan builds on activities already underway in FY 2016 and takes a multifaceted approach that involves: 1) creating an agency-level information governance organization, 2) modernizing critical immigration information technology (IT) systems, and 3) engaging with federal partners in the immigration data domain. By identifying both short- and long-term actions, ICE believes that the Plan addresses the concerns of the committees and shows a clear strategy to achieving success. To improve ICE immigration data, all of the following offices at ICE will contribute to the execution of the Plan: Enforcement and Removal Operations, Homeland Security Investigations, Information Governance and Privacy, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor. ICE also will coordinate its efforts for improvements with the DHS Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) across all facets of the Plan."

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