[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 159 (Thursday, August 16, 2012)]
[Pages 49451-49452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20247]



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-NEW]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Consideration of 
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Form I-821D, New Information 
Collection; Emergency Submission to the Office of Management and 
Budget; Comment Request

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review.


    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS), submitted the following emergency 
information collection request, utilizing emergency review procedures, 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance 

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accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. 35). The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public 
comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until September 
17, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10 
and 5 CFR 1320.13.
    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 Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, USCIS Desk Officer. 
Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Coordination 
Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via 
email at [email protected] or via the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
at www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2012-0012, and to 
the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202-395-5806 or via email 
at [email protected]. All submissions received must include 
the agency name and e-Docket ID. When submitting comments by email 
please make sure to add ``Request for Deferred Action for Childhood 
Arrivals, 1615-NEW'' in the subject box.
    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 to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in 
comments for public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy 
of an individual or is offensive. 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 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 agency's estimate of the burden of 
the 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: New information 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 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-821D, 
    (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 
    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: 1,041,300 
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: 2,863,575 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, or 
additional information, please visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.Regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at USCIS, 
Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020, telephone number 

    Dated: August 14, 2012.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
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