In comments to the Department of Health and Human Services, EPIC urged the agency to abandon a policy of transferring background check data from potential sponsors of unaccompanied children to the DHS. According to reports, children are kept in detention centers for extended periods due to a policy which places sponsors and household members at risk of deportation. The proposed rule also conflicts with a Privacy Impact Assessment, which fails to assess this risk. EPIC had previously warned Congress about the misuse of immigrant data by the DHS.
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