The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), part of the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), is officially responsible for the care of every unaccompanied child, “defined as a child who has no lawful immigration status in the United States; has not attained 18 years of age; and, with respect to whom, there is no parent or legal guardian in the United States, or no parent or legal guardian in the United States available to provide care and physical custody.”

ORR monitors the care facilities it funds, and also requires those facilities to submit paperwork when certain types of incidents occur.

Our FOIA request 📄 to ACF seeks all records collected through ten particular forms, from two OMB-approved “information collection” packages, with the exception of personally-identifiable information:

From OMB 0970-0547:

From OMB 0970-0564 (Please see update below re. the narrowing of this request’s scope):

The request also seeks documentation relevant to the database systems holding these records.

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