The DHS is updating its electronic records system to consolidate information from different systems of records notices and to add new sources of data. The update includes Basic Pilot Program information used to determine whether a newly hired employee is authorized to work in the U.S. These enhancements are intended to signifi cantly improve the speed at which USCIS may verify employment eligibility, and reduce the likelihood of fraud through forged documents.

The DHS also is creating a new Biometric Storage System which will replace the existing Legacy Systems, the Image Storage and Retrieval System (ISRS) and portions of the Biometric Benefi t Support System (BBSS). This update is intended to further USCIS’ goals of reducing case backlogs and improving the process of obtaining immigrant benefi ts.