[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2013)]
[Pages 76636-76637]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30131]



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: 60-Day notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently 
approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is 
published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the 
nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, 
the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the 
respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the 
actual information collection instruments.

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DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
February 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1615-0124 in the subject box, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS-2012-
0124. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the 
following methods to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web 
site at www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS-2012-0012;
    (2) Email. Submit comments to USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov;
    (3) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy 
and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140.



    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 from 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 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 agency's 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: Revision of a currently 
approved 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 
DHS sponsoring the collection: I-821D; USCIS.
    (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, 
and established residence at that time;
    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:

178,016 respondents responding for initial request via the paper-based 
Form I-821D at 3 hours per response.
66,586 respondents responding for initial request via the USCIS 
Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS) at an estimated 2 hours and 
50 minutes (2.83 hours).
254,722 respondents responding for renewal request via the paper-based 
Form I-821D at 3 hours per response.
95,278 respondents responding for renewal request via USCIS ELIS at an 
estimated 2 hours and 50 minutes (2.83 hours).

    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection:

1,756,288 annual burden hours.

    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with 
instructions, or additional information, please visit the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal site at: 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 number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: December 13, 2013.
Laura Dawkins,
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
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