2. Sponsor Care Agreement (Form SVP-4/4s): ORR proposes to include an additional provision in the Sponsor Care Agreement, which requires sponsors to register as a prerequisite for release in Post-Release Services (PRS). PRS agents will start a first telephone contact with the dismissed child within two days of the dismissal and a personal home visit within 30 days of the dismissal. Thereafter, PRS officials will contact both the licensed child and the sponsor at least once a month. and make additional visits to the house at least every 90 days. The PRS administrator may decide, at his discretion, on the duration of the telephone contact and home check-in. This additional provision will contribute to the prosperity of the released PCAs and allow the UAC to voice security or welfare concerns. It also helps to ensure that sponsors are aware of sponsorship responsibilities, including ensuring that CIOs participate in immigration procedures and continue to meet educational and medical requirements. Revisions to the sponsor`s verification request require more detailed information and allow officials to impose a 45-day deadline on a potential sponsor to submit its forms and supporting documents. There will now also be an option for potential sponsors to undergo a DNA test to prove their biological relationship with the minor rather than providing supporting documents.
In some cases, ORR may require DNA testing. 1. Sponsor Verification Request (Form SVP-3/3s): The ORR proposes several major revisions to the Sponsor Verification Request to gather more detailed information for a more robust assessment of the sponsor`s suitability. ORR also removed the section collecting information about the person identified for the UAC in case the potential sponsor had to leave the country. This section has been removed because it will be obtained as part of the sponsorship plan and not as part of the application process. In addition, the request provides for a period of 45 calendar days for potential sponsors to provide the instruments of this collection as well as the supporting documents imposed at the discretion of the case manager. If the case manager can set a fixed deadline, this will not only help the ORR meet its legal request to release the UAC from detention without undue delay, but will also offer the sponsor and the ORR an official date of refusal, instead of leaving cases on a „pending“ status open. Finally, ORR added an option for potential sponsors to voluntarily submit to a DNA test to prove that they are biologically related to the child to support their claim.
DNA results can be used to prove that there is a biological relationship instead of supporting papers (e.g.B. birth certificates) or where such documents are difficult or impossible to obtain and/or authenticate in a timely manner. ORR covers the cost of the DNA test. In some cases where ORR has serious concerns about fraud regarding the biological relationship of the child and the proposed sponsor or another person in the sponsor`s household, the Agency may require a DNA test paid by orr before making a release decision. . . .