Q : How do you make sure my personal information is only used for SAVE purposes?
Before an agency may use VIS to obtain immigration status information, an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) must be signed between that agency and DHS/USCIS to establish the terms and conditions governing its participation in the SAVE Program. The MOU clearly states its purpose as verifying the citizenship and immigration status of alien applicants for benefits granted by the Agency and restricts the use and disclosure of personal information.
SAVE has also established an office to monitor benefit-granting agencies’ use of the program and enforce provisions of the MOU. This office will be able to create reports to allow possible follow up with appropriate law enforcement entities in the event concerns arise regarding potential fraud and/or misuse of the system.