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Kevin McAleenan: DHS Merging All Immigrant Processing IT Systems

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Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of DHS

Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and 2018 Wash100 Award winner, said DHS will request more funds through a fiscal year 2019 supplemental request and FY 2020 budget request to better implement its immigration policies and perform upgrades to its information technology systems, FCW reported Tuesday. He told a House Appropriations subcommittee the department intends to combine all immigrant processing IT systems used by the Customs and Border Protection and other agencies within DHS through an “immigration portal.”

“The portal will connect various systems to allow tracking throughout the system,” McAleenan said. “It will provide connection to various systems and make sure an individual being processed can be tracked throughout the system efficiently and in an expedited manner, improve our processing and the integrity of the system.”