USCIS Proposes New Records System: BCS

USCIS has proposed the establishment of a new system of records that will consolidate all background check requests and results on immigration benefit applicants/petitioners. This new system of records is called the Background Check Service (BCS). USCIS conducts three different background checks on applicants/petitioners applying for USCIS benefits: (1) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Check, (2) a FBI Name Check, and (3) a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Treasury Enforcement Communication System/Interagency Border Inspection System (TECS/IBIS) Name Check. BCS would maintain the requests and results of all background check activity for USCIS.

For more  more information, see 71 F.R. 70413 (Dec. 4, 2006).