[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13370-13371]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04576]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0124]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Consideration of 
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Form I-821D; Revision of a 
Currently Approved Collection

ACTION: 30-day notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L.104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) is requesting public comment on a proposed revision to an 
approved information collection. On August 15, 2012, the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
(USCIS), submitted an information collection request, utilizing 
emergency review procedures, to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and clearance. OMB approved the information collection 
request.
    USCIS will be submitting the following information collection 
request to OMB for review and clearance in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was 
previously published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2012, at 
77 FR 74488, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS 
received comments in connection with the 60-day notice. A discussion of 
the comments and USCIS' responses are addressed in item 8 of the 
supporting statement that can be viewed at: http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for 
public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 
March 29, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) 
contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public 
burden and associated response time, should be directed to DHS, and to 
the OMB USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: DHS, USCIS, 
Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140. Comments may 
also be submitted to DHS via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov, to the 
OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or via email at 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov and via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web 
site at http://www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2012-
0012. When submitting comments by email, please make sure to add 
[Insert OMB Control Number 1615-0124] in the subject box.
    All submissions received must include the agency name, OMB Control 
Number and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting 
comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, 
to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and 
will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, 
submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider 
limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any 
voluntary submission you make

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to DHS. For additional information please read the Privacy Act notice 
that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov.

    Note:  The address listed in this notice should only be used to 
submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do 
not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this 
address. If you are seeking information about the status of your 
individual case, please check ``My Case Status'' online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National 
Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.

    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies should address one or more of the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a Currently 
Approved Collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Consideration of Deferred Action 
for Childhood Arrivals.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I-821D. U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. The 
information collected on this form is used by USCIS to determine 
eligibility of certain individuals who were brought to the United 
States as children and meet the following guidelines to be considered 
for deferred action for childhood arrivals:
    1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
    2. Came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday;
    3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 
2007, up to the present time;
    4. Were present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the 
time of making their request for consideration of deferred action with 
USCIS;
    5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or their lawful 
immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
    6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a 
certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general 
education development certificate, or are an honorably discharged 
veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
    7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, 
three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to 
national security or public safety.
    These individuals will be considered for relief from removal from 
the United States or from being placed into removal proceedings as part 
of the deferred action for childhood arrivals process. Those who submit 
requests with USCIS and demonstrate that they meet the threshold 
guidelines may have removal action in their case deferred for a period 
of two years, subject to renewal (if not terminated), based on an 
individualized, case by case assessment of the individual's equities. 
Only those individuals who can demonstrate, through verifiable 
documentation, that they meet the threshold guidelines will be 
considered for deferred action for childhood arrivals, except in 
exceptional circumstances.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 700,000 
responses at 2 hours and 45 minutes (2.75 hours) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 1,925,000 annual burden hours.
    On August 15, 2012, in a 30-day notice in the Federal Register at 
77 FR 49451, USCIS requested interested members of the general public 
to provide input and estimates on the burden in terms of time and money 
incurred by applicants for the following aspects of this information 
collection:
     The time burden incurred by preparers (persons who assist 
the respondent with the preparation of the form) who are not 
paid. For preparers who are paid, the time and expense to the 
respondent to find and secure such preparers for assistance.
     The amount that paid preparers charge for their services.
     The time required to obtain supporting documents for Form 
I-821D.
     The monetary costs incurred to obtain supporting documents 
from sources such as a landlord, church, utility, public agency 
(housing, social services, law enforcement), school, medical care 
provider, advocacy group, law firm, or military service.
     The average time required and money expended to secure 
secondary evidence such as an affidavit.
     The percentage of total applicants who require English 
translations of their supporting documents.
     The percentage of supporting documents for each individual 
applicant that require translation into English.
     The time required to find, hire, or otherwise obtain 
translations of supporting documents for immigration benefit requests.
     The average out of pocket monetary cost if any to obtain 
translations of supporting documents when required.
    No commenter provided input on these questions. Thus DHS and USCIS 
is again requesting estimates and/or data that would support our 
analysis of this burden during the 30-day comment period provided under 
this notice.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with 
supplementary documents, or need additional information, please visit 
http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office 
of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140; Telephone 202-272-
8377.

    Dated: February 22, 2013.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2013-04576 Filed 2-26-13; 8:45 am]
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