Section 19: Immigration Alien Transactions

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Immigration Alien Transactions (IAQ/IAR)

The purpose of the Immigration Alien Transactions is to provide timely information on aliens suspected of criminal activity and status information of aliens under arrest. A query transaction (IAQ) searches multiple databases including NCIC and Triple I. The LESC staff responds to the requesting law enforcement agency (IAR).

The information may be used for the following purposes:

  • to assist with investigations.
  • to provide identification and background data on subjects for correctional departments.
  • to notify ICE of a subject's incarceration or placement on probation.

The Center operates on a 24 hour, seven days-a-week basis.

The LESC is currently located in Williston, Vermont.

For additional information, direct requests to:

Director
Law Enforcement Support Center
188 Harvest Lane
Williston, VT 05495
ORI: VTINS07S0
Phone: (802) 872-6000 FAX: (802) 288-1222

Note: Due to the sensitive nature of the information to be provided by the LESC, only agencies authorized
to request criminal record information over Nlets will be authorized to access the LESC.
The LESC maintains a HELP file to provide additional information. It may be accessed by sending an "AM"
message to AXADMHELP. Assistance is also available through an "AM" message sent to "AX".

Overview

All queries sent to the LESC MUST contain the required fields of information. Any optional information supplied in the query will increase the probability of finding a positive record and enable a more informative response to be returned. Response times will vary dependent upon the return of individual state criminal histories and the extensiveness of the query.

Immediately upon receipt of your inquiry, a computer-generated message acknowledging receipt will be automatically returned to your ORI.

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LESC Files

The LESC searches multiple indices after receiving a query via Nlets. A brief description of these follows.

CENTRAL INDEX SYSTEM (CIS)

CIS is a centralized, computer-based information system that serves as the heart of USCIS mission support, both in areas of service benefits and law enforcement. The Central Index System contains data on the following:

  • lawful permanent residents
  • naturalized citizens
  • violators of immigration laws
  • aliens with Employment Authorization Document (EAD) information
  • others for whom the Service has opened alien files or in whom it has a special interest.

CIS provides several major capabilities, including

  • searches the alien database by multiple criteria
  • displays summary level data on the alien.

The major search keys are "Alien Registration Number (A Number)" and name. Variations of the Name Search are provided by allowing a direct search using Exact Name or a Sounds-like (Soundex) search using a similar sounding name of an alias name.

In addition, the Name Searches allow other identifying information as secondary search criteria such as: Date of Birth, Country of Birth and Files Control Office. Date of Birth is the most often used secondary search criterion.

COMPUTER LINKED APPLICATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CLAIMS)

CLAIMS is an application processing system that provides information concerning the receipt, adjudication, and notification processes for applicants and petitioners of USCIS benefits, such as Employment Authorization Documents, Permanent Residency, etc. The current CLAIMS implementation combines several systems that support these processing requirements.

This system also provides information on the current status of a pending application of the aforementioned USCIS benefits.

ENFORCE ALIEN REMOVAL MODULE EARM/EABM (ENFORCE)

EARM/EABM (ENFORCE) provides information on the status and disposition of deportation cases, and on the statistics and summary data representing cases by status type and other activities.

  • captures deportable data,
  • tracks aliens who are arrested, detained or formally removed from the country,
  • produces deportation forms and reports
  • makes the information accessible online to Deportation Officers and other ICE users.
  • maintains information on aliens detained by the Service and reports on this activity.

Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS SQ94)

TECS SQ94 contains arrival, departure, and ancillary information pertaining to nonimmigrant aliens entering the United States.

  • contains data on an individual's status
  • identifies individuals who may have over-stayed.
  • provides statistical information to ICE managers.
  • provides for queries based on biographical, classification, and citizenship data.

STUDENT and EXCHANGE VISITOR INFORMATION SYSTEM (SEVIS)

SEVIS is the primary vehicle for identifying, locating, and determining the status or benefits eligibility of non-immigrant students and their dependents. It also contains information for Non-Immigrant Exchange Visitors. Data is captured from forms relevant to foreign students and are available for query.

  • This data includes requests for extensions, change of status, transfers, and employment authorization.

SEVIS also maintains records on approved schools, school officials, and current or past violations.

Enterprise Citizenship and Immigration Services Centralized Operational Repository (eCISCOR (CLAIMS4))

eCISCOR (CLAIMS4) is a casework management system that tracks the naturalization process of aliens seeking United States Citizenship. The data is captured from forms and applications submitted by aliens. The data includes general biographical background information, addresses, processing dates, interview dates and the disposition or current status of the application for US Citizenship.

REFUGEE, ASYLUM, AND PAROLE SYSTEM (RAPS)

RAPS is a comprehensive case management system that tracks the Refugee, Asylum, and Parole process of aliens in the United States. The information contained the RAPS is obtained from forms, applications, and interviews with the alien. The case status is tracked throughout the cycle, showing the status of the alien at time of entry, and the completion of the process. The data includes general biographical background information, addresses, processing dates, interview dates, and information regarding the outcome of hearings.

UNITED STATES VISITOR AND IMMIGRANT STATUS INDICATOR TECHNOLOGY (US-VISIT)

Established in accordance with several Congressional mandates requiring that the Department of Homeland Security create an integrated, automated entry-exit system that records the arrival and departure of aliens, deploys equipment at all ports of entry to allow for the verification of aliens identities and the authentication of their travel documents through the comparison of biometric identifiers, utilizes an entry-exit system that records alien arrival and departure information from these biometrically authenticated documents.

PERSON CENTRIC QUERY SERVICE (PCQS)

A service that provides CIS status verifiers with the ability to submit a single query for all transactions involving an immigrant across a number of connected systems. PCQS returns a consolidated response of the immigrant's past interactions with the federal government as he/she passed through the U.S. immigration system. PCQS does not store data. PCQS serves as a conduit for the delivery of data stored in the connected systems.

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE INFORMATION SYSTEM (ADIS)

ADIS provides information gathered from Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS), United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Automated Biometric Identification System (US-Visit IDENT), US Visit Exit processing, SEVIS, CLAIMS and CCD (Consular Consolidated Database). Under the Basic Search option using a Name and DOB we are able to gather Arrival and Departure information for travelers entering or leaving the United States.

AUTOMATED TARGETING SYSTEM (ATS)

DHS and CBP operate the Automated Targeting System (ATS). As a decision support tool, ATS compares traveler, cargo and conveyance information against law enforcement, intelligence and other enforcement data using risk-based targeting scenarios and assessments.

AUTOMATED TARGETING SYSTEM/PASSENGER (ATS-P)

A web-based tool used to collect, analyze, and disseminate information for the identification of potential terrorists, transnational criminals and in some cases, other persons who pose a higher risk of violating U.S. law.

AUTOMATED TARGETING SYSTEM/Land (ATS-L)

Evaluates previous crossing records as well as internal and external data sources for targeting at the land border. ATS-L stores vehicle registration as well as registered owner data for U.S. plated vehicles and biographical information on the occupants of the vehicle collected through vehicle primary processing at land border ports of entry.

CONSULAR CONSOLIDATED DATABASE (CCDI)

Department of State system with Visa information on foreign travelers.

Query Requirements

  • All formatted inquiries MUST be sent to the LESC two-character address "AX".
  • All queries must contain AT LEAST the required information.
  • Optional fields increase the probability of finding a match. However, there is no requirement to use all the optional fields in order to get to the one needed. Any optional information supplied in the query will increase the probability of finding a positive record and enable a more informative response to be sent.
  • Nlets will perform the normal edits for required data, length and content.
  • When using the "Remarks" field in Legacy format queries, do not use periods to end sentences as a period will end the field and cut off the remaining narrative.

Name Structure

The usage of surnames from different countries can often be confusing. For example, Hispanics generally use both their fathers and mothers last name, giving them a double last name. The first name of this double last name is generally the most important name for record check purposes. If one does not know how to place these names in the name fields on inquiries, misses could occur.

Below is a short explanation of the construction of names often checked with USCIS, CBP and ICE indices.

HISPANIC NAMES:

HISPANIC FIRST NAMES:
Many Spanish first names consist of more than one word, for example, Maria
de Los Angeles, Maria de la Luz, and Maria del Carmen.
When written with a prepositional phrase, the name should be treated as
one first name.
If the name is not recorded with a prepositional phrase, for example,
Maria Luz or Maria Carmen, it should be considered first and middle names.

HISPANIC SURNAMES:
Spanish and Hispanic persons customarily use the surnames of both parents.
This double surname is derived from the first surname of the father and the
first surname of the mother. Neither name is considered a middle name.
The surname of the father precedes that of the mother.
The two surnames may be connected by the word "y", which means "and." For
example, Juan Gomez y Conde has Juan as a first name, Gomez as the surname
of the father, and Conde as the surname of the mother.
For recording purposes, all double last names are listed with the father's
surname followed by the mother's surname. Juan Gomez y Conde would be
recorded as Juan Gomez Conde.
The nationals of some South American countries do not, as a general rule,
use both last names. If the subject comes from a country that uses both
last names, but the subject only uses one, and it is his mother's surname,
this will often indicate that the subject's parents were not married.

HISPANIC MARRIED NAMES FOR WOMEN:
When she marries, a woman commonly drops the surname of her mother and adds
the first surname of her husband, preceded by the preposition "de." This
indicates she is the "wife of" that man.
Maria Gomez Garcia, when married to Juan Martinez Ramirez, would become
Maria Gomez de Martinez and will be recorded as Gomez de Martinez, Maria.
Note that according to traditional Hispanic usage the woman's surname never
changes.
After admission to the United States, however, some women have adopted the
American custom of using the husband's surname as their own. Maria Gomez
de Martinez may begin to give her name as Martinez, Maria Gomez.

ASIAN (CHINESE) NAMES:

When a sequence of two, three or four names appear, no part of which can be
recognized as the first name, middle name or surname, the first part only is
identified as the surname and the next parts used as the first name and middle name.
When one of more names follows the surname, use only the first as the surname.
Sometimes the surname will be in capital letters and the other names will be
connected by a hyphen. In such cases you may find the surname written either
before or after the other names.

Name: Surname:

Low Tai Yat
Harry Yat Bun Sing
Soong Mei Ling

Low
Yat
Soong

MIDDLE EASTERN NAMES:

When a sequence of two, three or four names appear, no part of which can be
recognized as the first name, middle name or surname, the last part only is identified
as the surname and the first part used as the first name.

Name: Surname:
Mohammed Ali Jafir Jafir
When a surname is preceded by an article such as "El" or "Al", it is considered to be
part of the surname.
Name: Surname:
Yousef Ben El Gazar El Gazar

Query Help

The LESC maintains a HELP file to provide additional information and may be accessed by sending an administrative message (AM) to AXSIRHELP. Assistance is also available through an administrative message (AM) sent to "AX".

More information on help files can be located in Help File Transactions.

Technical Notes

This section provides guidance for data codes and query and response field requirements.

Query Field Requirements

Below are explanations of the required fields and optional fields that must be completed for an LESC inquiry (IAQ).

XML Tag: Legacy
Prefix:
Field Size: Data Requirements: Translation:
n2:PurposeCode
PUR/ 1 Must be "C" or "F" Purpose code.

See Introduction Page

for more information.
n2:ResponseAttentionDescriptionText
ATN/ 30 Alpha Characters Name of individual
making inquiry
nc:TelephoneNumberFullID
PHN/ 20 Area code followed by
telephone #
Prefix for phone number
of inquirer
nc:PersonFullName
NAM/ 30 Alpha Characters Full name of subject
nc:Date
DOB/ 8 ccyy-mm-dd Date of birth
nc:PersonSexCode
SEX/ 1 M, F or U Sex field
j4:PersonBirthPlaceCode
POB/ 2 Standard NCIC code;
see NCIC Manual
Place of birth
nc:StatusText
CUS/ 1

Text:
  Must be Y or N.
XML:
  Must be "In Custody"
  or "Not In Custody".

Indicates if subject is in
custody

j:ChargeNCICCode
OFF/ 4

See NCIC manual.
* If no code is
available use generic
code of "0399"

NCIC offense code, most
serious charge

FOLLOWED BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONAL FIELDS:

IAQ Field Requirements:
XML Tag: Legacy
Prefix:
Field Size: Data Requirements: Translation:
nc:IdentificationCategoryDescriptionText
ARN/ 8 or 9 Numeric

Alien registration number
  IMPORTANT!
This is a key ICE/USCIS file
identifier; use if known

<j:PersonFBIIdentification>
<nc:IdentificationID>FBI123</nc:IdentificationID>
</j:PersonFBIIdentification>
FBI/ 30 See NCIC Manual FBI number
<j:PersonStateFingerprintIdentification>
<nc:IdentificationID>SID123</nc:IdentificationID>
</j:PersonStateFingerprintIdentification>
SID/ 10 See NCIC Manual State ID #
<nc:DriverLicenseIdentification>
<nc:IdentificationID>DL123123</nc:IdentificationID>
</nc:DriverLicenseIdentification>
OLN/ 20 See NCIC Manual Operator's license number
<nc:PersonHeightMeasure>
<nc:MeasurePointValue>6.2</nc:MeasurePointValue>
</nc:PersonHeightMeasure>
HGT/ 6-8 See NCIC Manual Height
<nc:PersonWeightMeasure>
<nc:MeasurePointValue>XXX</nc:MeasurePointValue>
</nc:PersonWeightMeasure>
WGT/ 1 See NCIC Manual Weight
<nc:PersonEyeColorText>
EYE/ 2 Standard NCIC code;
see NCIC Manual
Eye color
<n2:PersonMother>
  <nc:PersonGivenName>
    <nc:PersonMaidenName>
    <nc:PersonFullName>
MMN/ 1-15 See NCIC Manual Mother's maiden name
<n2:PersonFather>
<nc:PersonGivenName> 
  <nc:PersonSurName>
</nc:PersonFullName>
MFN/ 1-10 See NCIC Manual Mother's first name
<j:PersonParent>
  <j:PersonName>
    <j:PersonGivenName>
FLN/ 1-15 See NCIC Manual Father's last name
      <j:PersonSurName>
    </j:PersonName>
  </j:PersonParent>
FFN/ 1-10 See NCIC Manual Father's first name
<j:PersonOtherID
PersonIDTypeCode=AS>
MNU/ 1-15 See NCIC Manual Miscellaneous number
<j:PersonSSNID>
SOC/ 9 See NCIC Manual Social security number
<j:PersonOtherID>
  <j:PersonIDTypeCode>PP</j:PersonIDTypeCode>
PPN/ 1-15 See NCIC Manual Passport number
<j:PersonOtherID>
  <j:PersonIDTypeCode>Booking</j:PersonIDTypeCode>
BKN/ 1-15 See NCIC Manual

Booking number
  IMPORTANT!
Booking numbers are required
for inquiries from correctional
or jail facilities

<n2:Remarks/>
REM/ 1-300 Free text Remarks section to include
relevant information

Responses

The LESC will provide an automated acknowledgment notifying the inquiring agency that his/her inquiry has been received and is being processed.

The positive message acknowledgment will read as follows:

YOUR MESSAGE WAS RECEIVED BY THE ICE-LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT CENTER.
WE WILL PROCESS YOUR INQUIRY AND RETURN A RESPONSE UPON COMPLETION
OF THE ICE DATABASE SEARCH. END

  • The first part of each response will include the actual inquiry that was sent. This will enable the inquirer to match up their inquiry with its response.
  • A summarization of information found during the search will be returned in a formatted response.
  • The final segment of the response will be completed using the message "END". This will denote that no other information on this inquiry is forthcoming.
  • If additional information or clarification of a response is required, you may contact the LESC at VTICE0900 utilizing the standard administrative message ("AM") format.
  • Additional contact information may appear at the end of the LESC response regarding enforcement offices in the jurisdiction of the inquirer.

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NIEM

Immigration Alien NIEM Specifications

This section describes formats and provides examples for INS's Law Enforcement Support Center queries and responses (IAQ/IAR).

All Nlets NIEM messages must be based on the Nlets NIEM Message Structure and include the standard Nlets XML Header as detailed in Message Structure. The NIEM header and hierarchy of the elements in this section have been omitted to avoid redundancy. The associated schemas and instances should be consulted to determine the correct XPaths of the elements.

Element Dictionary

Transaction types detailed below include: LESC Query (IAQ) and LESC Response (IAR).

Query Formats

LESC Query (IAQ)

n2:NLETSInquiryData
This element will contain all elements specific to this transaction.

  n2:PurposeCode
  This element identifies the reason for query.
  This optional element contains a code indicating the purpose for which the record is being requested.
  Valid values are: C, F

  n2:ResponseAttentionDescriptionText
  This element contains identification of the person or entity to whose attention the driver history response will be
  directed.
  This optional element contains identification of the person or entity to whose attention the response will be directed.

  nc:ContactInformation
  Details about how to contact a person or an organization.

    nc:ContactTelephoneNumber
    A telephone number for a telecommunication device by which a person or organization may be contacted.

      nc:FullTelephoneNumber
      A full telephone number.

        nc:TelephoneNumberFullID
        A complete telephone number.
        Telephone number for the inquirer.

  n2:Person
  This element encapsulates the information about the person being queried.

    j4:ChargeNCICCode
    This element will indicate the NCIC offense code, most serious charge. * If no code is available use generic code
    of "0399".

    nc:Status
    A state of something or someone.

      nc:StatusText
      A status or condition of something or someone.
      This element will indicate whether a subject is in custody or not. Valid values are "In Custody" or "Not In Custody".

    nc:DriverLicense
    Details about a license issued to a person granting driving privileges.

      nc:DriverLicenseIdentification
      Details about a driver license identifier or driver license permit identifier, including the number and state.

        nc:IdentificationID
        A value that identifies something.

    n2:PersonFather
    This optional element will contain information about the person's father.

      nc:PersonName
      A combination of names and/or titles by which a person is known.

        nc:PersonGivenName
        A first name of a person.
        This optional element containing a person's first name may be sent via XML if available but will only be forwarded
        onto users receiving XML.

        nc:PersonSurName
        A last name or family name of a person.
        This optional element containing a person's last name may be sent via XML if available but will only be forwarded
        onto users receiving XML.

    n2:PersonMother
    This optional element will contain information about the person's mother.

      nc:PersonName
      A combination of names and/or titles by which a person is known.

        nc:PersonGivenName
        A first name of a person.
        This optional element containing a person's first name may be sent via XML if available but will only be forwarded
        onto users receiving XML.

        nc:PersonMaidenName
        An original surname of a person before changed by marriage.
        This optional element will contain a mother's maiden name.

    j4:PersonAugmentation
    Additional information about a person.

      j4:PersonBirthPlaceCode
      A state or country of a person's birth.
      This element contains the birthplace for the person being queried on. This data in this element should conform
      with NCIC POB codes.

      j4:PersonFBIIdentification
      A number issued by the FBI's Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) based on submitted
      fingerprints.

        nc:IdentificationID
        A value that identifies something.
        This optional element will contain the FBI number of the person being queried on.

      j4:PersonStateFingerprintIdentification
      An identifier assigned to a person by a state identification bureau, generally based on submission of the person's
      fingerprints to the state's Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

        nc:IdentificationID
        A value that identifies something.
        This optional element will contain the SID number of the person being queried on.

    nc:PersonBirthDate
    A date a person was born.

      nc:Date
      A full date.
      This element contains the DOB for the person being queried on. This data in this element must be in xsd:date
      format, that is: yyyy-mm-dd

    nc:PersonEyeColorText
    A color of the eyes of a person.
    Optional element containing a subject's eye color. Value should conform to NCIC EYE codes.

    nc:PersonHeightMeasure
    A measurement of the height of a person.

      nc:MeasurePointValue
      A specific measurement value.
      Optional element containing subject's height in NCIC format' 3 digits indicating feet followed by inches. For
      instance, a subject that is 5'11" would have the height value "511".

    nc:PersonName
    A combination of names and/or titles by which a person is known.

      nc:PersonGivenName
      A first name of a person.
      This optional element containing a person's first name may be sent via XML if available but will only be forwarded
      onto users receiving XML.

      nc:PersonMiddleName
      A middle name of a person.
      This optional element containing a person's middle name may be sent via XML if available but will only be
      forwarded onto users receiving XML.

      nc:PersonSurName
      A last name or family name of a person.
      This optional element containing a person's last name may be sent via XML if available but will only be forwarded
      onto users receiving XML.

      nc:PersonFullName
      A complete name of a person.
      This required element must contain the full name of the person in the format LAST,FIRST MIDDLE. The data from
      this element is the only name data that will be passed onto users receiving text.

    nc:PersonOtherIdentification
    Information about an identifier with a kind that is not explicitly defined in the standard that refers to a person within
    a certain domain.

      nc:IdentificationID
      A value that identifies something.
      Optional element containing alien registration number, passport number, booking number, or miscellaneous
      number. This is a key ICE file identifier and should be used if known.

      nc:IdentificationCategoryDescriptionText
      A description of a kind of identification.
      Should be set to AR to indicate that the ID is Alien Registration. Set to PP to indicate that the ID is Passport.
      Set to Booking to indicate that the ID is a booking number.

    nc:PersonSexCode
    A gender or sex of a person.
    GJXDM: A code identifying the gender or sex of a person. Value must be M, F or U.

    nc:PersonSSNIdentification
    A unique reference to a living person; assigned by the United States Social Security Administration.

      nc:IdentificationID
      A value that identifies something.
      Optional element containing SSN.

    nc:PersonWeightMeasure
    A measurement of the weight of a person.

      nc:MeasurePointValue
      A specific measurement value.
      element containing the subject's weight in pounds.

  n2:Remarks
  This optional element may include additional information and remarks.

Response Formats

LESC Response (IAR)

n2:NLETSResponseData

  n2:ResponseText


  This element will contain the free text response. Nlets recommends the use of a CDATA section

<![CDATA[]]>

  to ensure that the response does not contain any characters illegal in XML.

Immigration Alien NIEM Examples

Example 1: Immigration Alien query.

<n2:NLETS xmlns:nh2="http://www.nlets.org/niem/nlets-hdr/1.0" n2:version="4.00" xmlns:nc="http://niem.gov/niem/niem-core/2.0" xmlns:n2="http://www.nlets.org/niem/1.0">
  <n2:NLETSMessageHeader>
    <nh2:MessageKeyCodeText>IAQ</nh2:MessageKeyCodeText>
    <nh2:OriginatingORIID>AZNLETS43</nh2:OriginatingORIID>
    <nh2:DestinationORIID>P3</nh2:DestinationORIID>
    <nh2:DocumentControlFieldText>CONTROLFLD</nh2:DocumentControlFieldText>
  </n2:NLETSMessageHeader>
  <n2:NLETSInquiryData n2:key="IAQ">
    <n2:PurposeCode>J</n2:PurposeCode>
    <n2:ResponseAttentionDescriptionText>OFC R P MCMURPHY</n2:ResponseAttentionDescriptionText>
    <nc:ContactInformation>
      <nc:ContactTelephoneNumber>
        <nc:FullTelephoneNumber>
          <nc:TelephoneNumberFullID>602 652 2000</nc:TelephoneNumberFullID>
        </nc:FullTelephoneNumber>
      </nc:ContactTelephoneNumber>
    </nc:ContactInformation>
    <n2:Person>
      <nc:PersonBirthDate>
        <nc:Date>1945-06-10</nc:Date>
      </nc:PersonBirthDate>
      <nc:PersonEyeColorText>BLUE</nc:PersonEyeColorText>
      <nc:PersonHeightMeasure>
        <nc:MeasurePointValue>6.2</nc:MeasurePointValue>
      </nc:PersonHeightMeasure>
      <nc:PersonName>
        <nc:PersonGivenName>String</nc:PersonGivenName>
        <nc:PersonMiddleName>String</nc:PersonMiddleName>
        <nc:PersonSurName>String</nc:PersonSurName>
        <nc:PersonMaidenName>String</nc:PersonMaidenName>
        <nc:PersonFullName>Doe, John</nc:PersonFullName>
      </nc:PersonName>
      <nc:PersonOtherIdentification>
        <nc:IdentificationID>Alien123</nc:IdentificationID>
        <nc:IdentificationCategoryDescriptionText>AR</nc:IdentificationCategoryDescriptionText>
      </nc:PersonOtherIdentification>
      <nc:PersonOtherIdentification>
        <nc:IdentificationID>Passport123</nc:IdentificationID>
        <nc:IdentificationCategoryDescriptionText>PP</nc:IdentificationCategoryDescriptionText>
      </nc:PersonOtherIdentification>
      <nc:PersonOtherIdentification>
        <nc:IdentificationID>Booking123</nc:IdentificationID>
        <nc:IdentificationCategoryDescriptionText>ID</nc:IdentificationCategoryDescriptionText>
      </nc:PersonOtherIdentification>
      <nc:PersonSexCode>F</nc:PersonSexCode>
      <nc:PersonSSNIdentification>
        <nc:IdentificationID>123456789</nc:IdentificationID>
      </nc:PersonSSNIdentification>
      <nc:PersonWeightMeasure>
        <nc:MeasurePointValue>200</nc:MeasurePointValue>
      </nc:PersonWeightMeasure>
      <j:PersonAugmentation xmlns:j="http://niem.gov/niem/domains/jxdm/4.1">
        <j:PersonBirthPlaceCode>MM</j:PersonBirthPlaceCode>
        <j:PersonFBIIdentification>
          <nc:IdentificationID>FBI123</nc:IdentificationID>
        </j:PersonFBIIdentification>
        <j:PersonStateFingerprintIdentification>
          <nc:IdentificationID>SID123</nc:IdentificationID>
        </j:PersonStateFingerprintIdentification>
      </j:PersonAugmentation>
      <nc:Status>
        <nc:StatusText>In Custody</nc:StatusText>
      </nc:Status>
      <nc:DriverLicense>
        <nc:DriverLicenseIdentification>
          <nc:IdentificationID>DL123123</nc:IdentificationID>
        </nc:DriverLicenseIdentification>
      </nc:DriverLicense>
      <n2:PersonFather>
        <nc:PersonName>
          <nc:PersonGivenName>Father</nc:PersonGivenName>
          <nc:PersonSurName>Doe</nc:PersonSurName>
          <nc:PersonFullName>Doe, Father</nc:PersonFullName>
        </nc:PersonName>
      </n2:PersonFather>
      <n2:PersonMother>
        <nc:PersonName>
          <nc:PersonGivenName>Mother</nc:PersonGivenName>
          <nc:PersonMaidenName>Maiden, Mother</nc:PersonMaidenName>
          <nc:PersonFullName>Doe, Mother</nc:PersonFullName>
        </nc:PersonName>
      </n2:PersonMother>
      <j:ChargeNCICCode xmlns:j="http://niem.gov/niem/domains/jxdm/4.1">0399</j:ChargeNCICCode>
    </n2:Person>
  </n2:NLETSInquiryData>
</n2:NLETS>

Example 2: Immigration Alien response.

<n2:NLETS xmlns:nh2="http://www.nlets.org/niem/nlets-hdr/1.0" n2:version="4.00" xmlns:nc="http://niem.gov/niem/niem-core/2.0" xmlns:n2="http://www.nlets.org/niem/1.0">
  <n2:NLETSMessageHeader>
    <nh2:MessageKeyCodeText>IAR</nh2:MessageKeyCodeText>
    <nh2:OriginatingORIID>AZNLETS20</nh2:OriginatingORIID>
    <nh2:DestinationORIID>AZNLETS20</nh2:DestinationORIID>
    <nh2:DocumentControlFieldText><![CDATA[1234567890]]></nh2:DocumentControlFieldText>
    <nh2:MessageReceiveDate>06/22/2019</nh2:MessageReceiveDate>
    <nh2:MessageReceiveTime>09:25</nh2:MessageReceiveTime>
    <nh2:MessageSendDate>06/22/2019</nh2:MessageSendDate>
    <nh2:MessageSendTime>09:25</nh2:MessageSendTime>
    <nh2:ReceiveMessageNumeric>12345</nh2:ReceiveMessageNumeric>
    <nh2:SendMessageNumeric>12345</nh2:SendMessageNumeric>
  </n2:NLETSMessageHeader>
  <n2:NLETSResponseData n2:key="IAR">
    <n2:ResponseText><![CDATA[ 
                 ***  LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE  ***    
	IAQ RECEIVED:     2019/06/22 11:12 EDT    
	ORI/  AZNLETS20    ATN/ NLETS_ANALYST PHN/ 8005284020  BKN/                   

	NAM/  MOUSE, MICKEY FAUNTLEROY  DOB/  11/18/1928  CUS/ N  
	OFF/ 0239 PUR/ F POB/ DR SEX/ M  
	FBI/   ARN/   SOC/ 123456789   SID/   OLN/   MNU/   
	PAS/   REM/ APPEAL, NTN - 123456789 LESC ID:12345678    
	**** QUERY MESSAGE TEXT ENDS - L.E.S.C. RESPONSE BEGINS  ****  
	THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DETAINER!  THIS INFORMATION IS FOR  
	LAW ENFORCEMENT USE AND IS BEING PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL  
	PURPOSES ONLY. THIS RESPONSE IS NOT SUPPORTED BY FINGERPRINTS.    

	****  BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED *****  
	THE FOLLOWING I.C.E. RECORD APPEARS TO RELATE:    
	NAM/  MOUSE, MICKEY FAUNTLEROY  
	DOB/  11/18/1928  
	COB/  DL  
	ARN/  123456789  
	Certificate#/ 12345678  
	FCO/  UNK  
	DOE/  11/18/1928  
	COL/  N/A    
	REM/    

	I.C.E. RECORDS INDICATE THAT THIS SUBJECT IS A 
	UNITED STATES CITIZEN.  THIS INDIVIDUAL IS NOT 
	SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE UNITED STATES.  NO 
	FURTHER ACTION BY I.C.E. WILL BE TAKEN.    
	* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
	SUBJECT IS A DERIVED USC      
	***************************************  
	FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE ICE LAW  ENFORCEMENT 
	SUPPORT CENTER AT (802) 872-6020.    REQUESTING ORI 
	INFORMATION:  AGENCY/  Placeholder - FL  PHONE/       
	L.E.S.C. QUERY ID:          1234567                   
	****** LAST MODIFIED: 2019/06/22 14:57 EDT******                       
	***   LIMITED OFFICIAL USE   ***  
	END OF RESPONSE . . .]]>
    </n2:ResponseText>
  </n2:NLETSResponseData>
</n2:NLETS>

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Legacy (DEPRECATED)

Immigration Alien Legacy Specifications

This section describes formats and provides examples for ICE's Law Enforcement Support Center queries and responses (IAQ/IAR).

Query Formats

The format for Immigration Alien queries (IAQ) is as follows.

Entry # Char. Explanation
IAQ 3 Message type followed by a period.
Sender ORI 9 Sender ORI followed by a period.
Destination ORI 2 Destination ORI; must be "AX" followed by a period and
an optional control field.
TXT 3 Normal TXT.
PUR/ 4 Prefix for purpose code field.
Purpose Code 1 Purpose code followed by a period. Must be "C" or "F".
ATN/ 4 Prefix for attention field.
Attention Field Max. 30 Name of individual making inquiry followed by a period.
PHN/ 4 Prefix for phone number of inquirer.
Telephone # 20 Area code followed by telephone # and a period.
NAM/ 4 Prefix for name field.
Name 30 Name of subject (last, first middle) followed by a period.
DOB/ 4 Prefix for date of birth.
Date of Birth 6-8 Date of birth in mmddyy or ccyymmdd format, followed
by a period.
SEX/ 4 Prefix for sex field.
Sex 1 Sex field followed by a period.
POB/ 4 Prefix for place of birth.
Place of Birth 2 Place of birth using standard NCIC code followed by a
period.
CUS/ 4 Prefix for custody field.
Custody 1 Indicates if subject is in custody; must be Y or N
followed by a period.
OFF/ 4 Prefix for offense code.
Offense code 4 NCIC offense code, most serious charge followed by a
period. *If no code is available use generic code "0399".
FOLLOWED BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONAL FIELDS:
ARN/ 4 Prefix for Alien registration number.
Alien Reg. # 8 or 9

Alien registration number followed by a period unless it is
the last field.
IMPORTANT!
This is a key ICE/USCIS file identifier; use if known.

FBI/ 4 Prefix for FBI #.
FBI # 9 FBI number followed by a period.
SID/ 4 Prefix for State ID #.
State ID # 10 State ID number followed by a period.
OLN/ 4 Prefix for operator's license number.
Operator's license # 20 Operator's license number followed by a period.
HGT/ 4 Prefix for height.
Height 3 Height followed by a period.
WGT/ 4 Prefix for weight.
Weight 3 Weight followed by a period.
EYE/ 4 Prefix for eye color.
Eye color 3 Eye color followed by a period.
MMN/ 4 Prefix for Mother's maiden name.
Mother's maiden name 1-15 Mother's maiden name followed by a period.
MFN/ 4 Prefix for Mother's first name.
Mother's first name 1-10 Mother's first name followed by a period.
FLN/ 4 Prefix for Father's last name.
Father's last name 1-15 Father's last name followed by a period.
FFN/ 4 Prefix for Father's first name.
Father's first name 1-10 Father's first name followed by a period.
MNU/ 4 Prefix for miscellaneous number.
Misc. # 1-15 Miscellaneous number followed by a period.
SOC/ 4 Prefix for social security #
Soc. Sec. # 9 Social security number followed by a period.
PPN/ 4 Prefix for passport number.
Passport # 1-15 Passport number followed by a period.
BKN/ 4 Prefix for booking number.
Booking # 1-15

Booking number followed by a period.
IMPORTANT!
Booking numbers are required for inquiries from
correctional or jail facilities.

REM/ 4 Prefix for remarks.
Remarks 1-300 Remarks section to include relevant information.

Responses Formats

The positive message acknowledgment from LESC will read as follows:

YOUR MESSAGE WAS RECEIVED BY THE ICE LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT CENTER. WE
WILL PROCESS YOUR INQUIRY AND RETURN A RESPONSE UPON COMPLETION BY ICE
DATABASE SEARCH. END

  • The first part of each response will include the actual inquiry that was sent. This will enable the inquirer to match up their inquiry with its response.
  • When the information is assembled and returned to the inquirer it may be in segments. The final segment will have the message "END" at the end. This will denote that no other information on this inquiry is forthcoming.
  • The user should recognize that the responses are basically free and can include a variety of information on aliens. Contact the LESC at "AX" if you have difficulty deciphering your response.

A copy of all LESC responses will be sent to the local ICE office that has jurisdiction over the agency that made the inquiry.

Certain responses provide contact phone number for ICE Enforcement Offices. The purpose is to enable the law enforcement agency making the inquiry to make contact with ICE where the subject of the query may be amenable to arrest for violation of federal criminal statutes and/or Immigration Act violations.

Immigration Alien Legacy Examples

Example 1: Immigration Alien query.

IAQ.AZNLETS20.AX.TXT
PUR/S.ATN/NLETS_ANALYST.PHN/8005284020.NAM/SMITH,JOHN.
DOB/19500101.SEX/M.POB/AA.CUS/N.OFF/0001.MNU/00000000000001.
REM/FREQUENTTRAVELER;FREQUENTTRAVELER

Example 2: Immigration Alien response.

IAR.VTICE0000
07:18 10/27/2011 71982
07:18 10/27/2011 15854 AZNLETS20
TXT
*** LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE ***
 
IAQ RECEIVED: 10/27/11 10:02:04 AM
ORI/ AZNLETS20 ATN/NLETS_ANALYST PHN/ 8005284020
 
NAM/ SMITH, JOHN DOB/ 19500101 CUS/N OFF/0001 PUR/ S POB/AA SEX/M
FBI/
 
ARN/234567890 SOC/123456789
**** QUERY MESSAGE TEXT ENDS - L.E.S.C. RESPONSE BEGINS ****
THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT DETAINER! THIS INFORMATION IS FOR
LAW ENFORCEMENT USE AND IS BEING PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL
PURPOSES ONLY. THIS RESPONSE IS NOT SUPPORTED BY FINGERPRINTS.
 
**** BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED *****
THE FOLLOWING I.C.E. RECORD APPEARS TO RELATE:
NAM/ SMITH, JOHN
DOB/ 19500101
POB/ INDIA --> INDIA / SIKKIM
ARN/ 234567890
FCO/ CHI
DOE/ 19500101
FFN/ SMITH
MFN/ JONES
NATURALIZATION CERTIFICATE/ 00000001
NATURALIZATION DATE/ 20000101
NATURALIZATION LOCATION/ CHI
 
I.C.E. RECORDS INDICATE THAT THIS SUBJECT IS A
UNITED STATES CITIZEN.THIS INDIVIDUAL IS NOT
SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE UNITED STATES.
NO FURTHER ACTION BY I.C.E. WILL BE TAKEN.
 
SUBJECT IS A NATURALIZED UNITED STATES CITIZEN
**************************************************
For further information contact ICE Miami, FL;
-Aliens IN CUSTODY - Miami SC IRC-Enforcement and
Removal Operations at (305)207-5126 or 5127
-Fax Number (305) 207-5130
-Aliens NOT IN CUSTODY (Roadside) Homeland
Security Investigations at 1-800-XSECTOR
- Or the Law Enforcement Support Center at (802) 872 - 6020
 
 
REQUESTING ORI INFORMATION:
AGENCY/
PHONE/
 
LESC QUERY ID: 00000001 *** LIMITED OFFICIAL USE ***
 
END OF RESPONSE . . .

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Downloads

Download IAQ Schema (Updated 03/10/2020)

Download IAQ Stylesheet (Updated 04/09/2020)

Download IAR Schema

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