DHS usually requests information for the purpose of identifying and locating aliens
in the United States. However, we may also receive requests from DHS’ CBP and ICE
that relate to law enforcement. These requests must meet the criteria for a valid
law enforcement request, as described in GN 03312.080. Although uncommon, CBP, ICE, or other DHS components may request information about
a U.S. citizen.
The DHS United States Secret Service (USSS) protects the President and other high-level
officials and investigates counterfeiting and other financial crimes, including financial
institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud, and computer-based attacks on our
nation’s financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure. We may disclose
information to the USSS in response to requests involving national security or threats
to the lives of government officials. Refer these requests directly to OPD.
Field offices and other agency components also get involved with and maintain certain
investigatory records when developing fraud cases. These cases, Program Integrity
Case Files, are under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG),
Office of Investigations.