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DHS Re-Launches Computer Matching Programs with States to Pursue Benefit Fraud
Posted on 19 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Friday, May 17, 2019, DHS posted five notices in the Federal Register reestablishing computer matching programs between DHS and New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas and California to "verify the immigration status of non-U.S. citizens who... Read More

Tags: Benefits , DHS , save

USCIS to Propose SSN/DL Solution for F/M Students on 14 Sept 2012
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Programs are aware of current difficulties that some F and M students have when applying for... Read More

Tags: students , sevp , USCIS , save , SSN

USCIS Enhances SAVE CaseCheck
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS email to stakeholders, Sept. 17, 2015 - "On September 9, USCIS enhanced SAVE CaseCheck to make it easier for people applying for federal, state or local benefits to check the status of their immigration verification case. Benefit-granting... Read More

Tags: casecheck , USCIS , save

SSA POMS Update re I-94s
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is making systematic changes to fully automate the paper Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record). As a result, the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements... Read More

Tags: SSA , poms , i-94 , save

Using SAVE to Verify Voter Eligibility Comes with Unexplored Risks
Posted on 2 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"What’s been lost in the struggle over these voter purges is that the SAVE Program was not designed to verify whether an individual is eligible to vote, and using SAVE for this purpose will likely lead to denying U.S. citizens the right to... Read More

Tags: voter fraud , save

State Access to Federal Immigration Data Stirs New Controversy in Debate over Voting Rights
Posted on 18 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"After a year of negotiations with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Iowa last month became the third state to obtain access to the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) immigration data system, for the purpose of... Read More

Tags: mpi , voter fraud , DHS , save

USCIS Teleconference March 20, 2013 on SAVE
Posted on 1 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites interested individuals to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern). During the teleconference, subject matter experts from... Read More

SAVE won't save Alabama, or any other state
Posted on 17 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"SAVE is an electronic, fee-based system used to verify that a person has the immigration status his documents indicate or that the immigration information he has provided is accurate for government benefits and licensing agencies or other... Read More

Tags: Alabama , database , save