[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 7, 2000)]
[Page 66766]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-28540]



[AAG/A Order No. 206-2000]

Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) As Amended by The Computer 
Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-503)

    This notice is published in the Federal Register in accordance with 
the requirements of the Privacy Act, as amended by the Computer 
Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (CMPPA) (5 U.S.C. 
552a(e)(12)). The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), 
Department of Justice (the source agency), is participating in a 
computer matching program with the Minnesota Department of Economic 
Security (MNDES) (the recipient agency). This matching activity will 
permit the recipient agency to confirm the immigration status, and 
therefore eligibility status, of alien applicants for, or recipients 
of, unemployment compensation. Immigration status will be verified 
under the ``Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE)'' 
program as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (ICRA) of 
1986 (Pub. L. 99-603).
    Section 121(c) of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 
1986 amends Section 1137 of the Social Security and other statutes to 
require agencies which administer the Federal entitlement benefits 
programs designated within IRCA as amended, to use the INS verification 
system to determine eligibility. Accordingly, through the use of user 
identification codes and passwords, authorized persons from these 
agencies may electronically access the database of an INS system of 
records entitled ``Alien Status Verification Index, Justice/INS-009.'' 
From its automated records system, the MNDES may enter electronically 
into the INS database the alien registration number of the applicant or 
recipient. This action will initiate a search of the INS database for a 
corresponding alien registration number. When such a number is located, 
MNDES will receive electronically from the INS database the following 
data upon which to determine eligibility: alien registration number, 
last name, first name, data of birth, country of birth (not 
nationality), social security (if available), date of entry, 
immigration status data, and employment eligibility data. In accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 552a(p), MNDES will provide the alien applicant with 30 
days notice and an opportunity to contest any adverse finding before 
final action is taken against that alien because of ineligible 
immigration status as established through the computer match.
    The Department of Justice's Data Integrity Board has approved a new 
computer matching agreement pursuant to the above-named computer 
matching program. Matching activities under this new agreement will be 
effective 30 days after publication of this computer matching notice in 
the Federal Register, or 40 days after a report concerning the computer 
matching program has been transmitted to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), and transmitted to Congress along with a copy of the 
agreement, whichever is later. The agreement (and matching activity) 
will continue for a period of 18 months from the effective date unless, 
within 3 months prior to the expiration of the agreement, the Data 
Integrity Board approves a one-year extension pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
    In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(A) and (r), the required 
report is being provided to the OMG, and to the Congress together with 
a copy of the agreement.
    Inquiries may be addressed to Kathy Riddle, Procurement Analyst, 
Management and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department 
of Justice, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: October 26, 2000.
Stephen R. Colgate,
Assistant Attorney General for Administration.
[FR Doc. 00-28540 Filed 11-6-00; 8:45 am]