Fingerprinting Deal Reached In Child Refugee Detention Suit 1 Fingerprinting Deal Reached In Child Refugee Detention Suit

Fingerprinting Deal Reached In Child Refugee Detention Suit

By Rae Ann Varona (July 29, 2022, 4:37 PM EDT) — The federal government has agreed to deadlines for taking and processing the fingerprints of parents and sponsors of immigrant children held in government custody in a deal stemming from their lawsuit over a Trump-era fingerprint policy the families said delayed them from reuniting with their children.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement, which provides assistance to refugees in the U.S., agreed to schedule fingerprinting appointments with the immigrant children’s parents and sponsors within seven business days of receiving the required documents, according to the settlement order filed Thursday.

The deal also requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the ORR,…