Electronic Reading Room
Department of Justice/U.S. Immigration and
(Note: Major Information System last noted by legacy INS)
TITLE: Computer Linked Application Information Management System-Local Area Network
ABSTRACT: CLAIMS-LAN supports the adjudicative functions of the Service Centers.
PURPOSE: CLAIMS-LAN provides the information systems infrastructure to support the processing and maintenance of applications and petitions for immigration benefits.
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: Access to the CLAIMS-LAN is 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 CLAIMS-LAN will be restricted to only those privileges necessary to perform assigned tasks.
AGENCY PROGRAM: The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is the arm of the Department of Justice that is charged with border enforcement, immigration enforcement, and naturalization activities. CLAIMS-LAN is one of the tools utilized to accomplish this mission.
SOURCES OF DATA: Data contained in CLAIMS-LAN is the result of INS operations and data provided by Federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies, non-criminal justice agencies, and other entities.
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 APrivacy Access Request.@ Include in the request your full name, complete address, date of birth, place of birth, notarized signature or a statement under penalty of perjury to declare your identity is true, and other identifying data you may wish to furnish to assist in making a proper search of our records. 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: February 5, 1999