Legal Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

ICR 202102-0970-002


Federal Form Document

ICR Details
Received in OIRA
Legal Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Emergency 02/19/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
6 Months From Approved
287,491 0
98,490 0
0 0

This information collection request (ICR) consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to provide legal services to UAC.
This information collection request (ICR) consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to provide legal services to UAC. Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and OMB procedures, the Department requests approval for emergency processing for legal services forms for the Unaccompanied Children program. On February 18, 2021, the Department published a Notice of Request for Public Comment for the forms, initiating a 60-day period for the public to submit comments on the information collection. The 60-day comment period ends on April 19, 2021. The legal services forms are necessary for the program to meet its statutory obligations (Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 279, Flores v. Reno Settlement Agreement, No. CV85-4544-RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996). The Department requests emergency OMB approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.13 in order for the legal services forms to be used by ORR field offices while public comment is being sought. The Department plans to complete the ongoing PRA process for the three-year approval of the legal services forms since approval based on emergency processing under the PRA is only granted for a maximum of 180 days, until August 2021.

US Code: 6 USC 279 Name of Law: Homeland Security Act of 2002
   US Code: 8 USC 1232 Name of Law: Trafficking Victim Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 10082 02/18/2021

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 287,491 0 0 287,491 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 98,490 0 0 98,490 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
This is a new information collection.

Molly Buck 202 205-4724 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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