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HHS rolls back fingerprint requirements for adults living with migrant children

  1. Original Date Announced

    December 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]

    Press Release: Rep. DeLauro Statement on HHS Fingerprinting Policy Change
  2. Effective Date

    December 19, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Minors Interior Border
Agencies Affected: ICE ORR

Pre Trump-Era 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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