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ORR proposes new information collection about release of unaccompanied minors from ORR custody

  1. Date Announced

    July 24, 2020

    On July 24, 2020, ORR requested expedited review of an information collection request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and invited public comments within 60 days on the proposed collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to process release of UAC from ORR custody and provide services after release.

    The forms included in the information collection are:

    1. Discharge Notification (Form R-2)
    2. Notice to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chief Counsel—Release of Unaccompanied Alien Child to Sponsor and Request to Change Address (Form R-3)
    3. Release Request (Form R-4)
    4. Safety and Well-Being Follow-Up Call Report (Form R-6)

    [ID #1275]

    See Biden administration action below.

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  3. Subsequent Action

    August 21, 2020 OMB approved this information collection request
  4. Subsequent Action

    December 18, 2020

    On December 18, 2020, ORR requested to continue the information collection related to the processing of unaccompanied minors released from ORR custody and providing services after release. The information collection was originally approved for emergency use for six months.

    The forms included in the information collection are:

    1. Discharge Notification (Form R-2)
    2. Notice to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chief Counsel—Release of Unaccompanied Alien Child to Sponsor and Request to Change Address (Form R-3)
    3. Release Request (Form R-4)
    4. Safety and Well-Being Follow-Up Call Report (Form R-6)

    Comments are due within 30 days.

    Release of Unaccompanied Alien Children From ORR Custody - Extension Request
  5. Biden Administration Action

    February 25, 2021

    This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On February 25, 2021, ORR, ACF, and HHS issued a request for public comment on proposed changes to currently approved forms relating to Release of Unaccompanied Alien Children from ORR Custody. The proposal would revise all four currently approved forms and reinstate one previously approved form. Comments will be accepted for 60 days.

    Inviting Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to Information Collection: Release of Unaccompanied Alien Children From ORR Custody
Status: Proposed
Subject Matter: Minors Detention
Agencies Affected: ORR

Prior Policies

Subsequent Actions

Biden Administration Action

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