New U.S. rule will make it harder for immigrant children to reunite with families, advocates fear

By June 6, 2018In the News

New U.S. rule will make it harder for immigrant children to reunite with families, advocates fear

Daniela Silva, NBC News (June 6, 2018)

The proposed Department of Homeland Security rule, which is expected to go into effect after the public comment period ends on Thursday, would allow immigration authorities to examine the criminal background and legal status of anyone who steps forward to sponsor unaccompanied migrant children — usually parents or close relatives already in the U.S. — as well as any other adults living in their home. The rule would also allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement to collect biometric data, such as fingerprints, of the sponsors and other adults in the home.

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