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HHS rolls back fingerprint requirements for adults living with migrant children

  1. Date Announced

    Dec. 19, 2018

    HHS will no longer require that all adults living in the same household as migrant children be fingerprinted before releasing the minor to the sponsor. Only the sponsors themselves will have to undergo fingerprinting. [ID #65]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Dec. 19, 2018
Status: Rescinded
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Minors Border Interior
Agencies Affected: ICE ORR

Prior Policies

  • In prior administrations, information regarding the unaccompanied minor's sponsor's immigration status, and that of other individual's living in the sponsor's household was not routinely forwarded to DHS.

    HHS/ORR | Requests for UAC Case File Information

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