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HHS proposes expanded background checks and information sharing for sponsors of unaccompanied children

  1. Original Date Announced

    May 15, 2018

    The Administration for Children & Families requests approval and public comment on proposed increased vetting of sponsors of unaccompanied minors. Specifically, the information collection would allow the Office of Refugee Resettlement to obtain biometric and biographical information from sponsors, adult members of their household, and adult care givers. ORR in turn would share the information collected with other federal departments to conduct background checks. Information shared with DOJ or DHS could be used against the sponsors in criminal or immigration proceedings. [ID #35]

    Notice and Comment: Agency Recordkeeping/Reporting Requirements Under Emergency Review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  2. Effective Date

    May 15, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Minors Interior
Agencies Affected: ORR ICE CBP DOJ

Pre Trump-Era Policies


  • Children as Bait: Impacts of the ORR-DHS Information-Sharing Agreement

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