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Department of Justice/U.S. Immigration and
Naturalization Service

TITLE: Student and Schools System

ACRONYM: STSC

ORIGINATOR:

ABSTRACT: STSC supports Immigration and Naturlization Service (INS) in the tracking and management of aliens entering the U.S. for the purpose of attending accredited and approved schools. Student immigration documents are tracked and managed to prevent fraud.

PURPOSE: STSC provides statistical information pertaining to nonimmigrant students and the schools that enroll them through automated on-line inquiry.

ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: All records in STSC are protected from unauthorized access through appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. These safeguards include restricting access to those with a need-to-know to perform their official duties, using locks and alarm devices, passwords and/or encrypted data communications.

USE CONSTRAINTS: Users of STSC will be restricted to only those privileges necessary to perform assigned tasks.

AGENCY PROGRAM: The INS is the arm of the Department of Justice that is charged with border enforcement, immigration enforcement, and naturalization activities. STSC is one of the tools utilized to accomplish this mission.

SOURCES OF DATA: Data contained in STSC is derived from foreign-nationals and educational institutions.

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION:

ORDER PROCESS: A request for access to a record from the system will be made in writing with the envelope and the letter clearly marked "Freedom of Information Request" or "Information Request". The request must describe the record with sufficient specificity with respect to names, dates, subject matter and location to permit it to be identified and located. The requester will also provide a return address for transmitting the information. Requests for access to information must be addressed to the office that maintains the record or the FOIA/PA Unit, INS, 425 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20536.

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DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION: December 23, 1998

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