Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 145 (Wednesday, July 29, 2015)
[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 145 (Wednesday, July 29, 2015)]
[Page 45227]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-18581]



Establishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 
Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers and Solicitation of 
Nominations for Membership

AGENCY: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of establishment of advisory committee and solicitation 
of membership nominations.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces the 
establishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 
Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers (ACFRC) and invites 
the public to nominate individuals for one-year, two-year, and three-
year term appointments.

DATES: Submit nominations for committee membership by August 1, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Nominations must be in writing and be submitted to: John 
Amaya, Senior Advisor to the Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement, Office of the Director, 500 12th Street SW., 11th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20536; or by email to ICE_ACFRC@ice.dhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Amaya at the above address or by 
telephone 202-732-3000 or email ICE_ACFRC@ice.dhs.gov.


I. Background and Authority

    Under the Secretary of DHS's authority in Title 6, United States 
Code (U.S.C.), section 451, this Committee is established in accordance 
with and operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) (Title 5, U.S.C., Appendix). The committee will 
provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of DHS through the 
Assistant Secretary of ICE on matters concerning ICE's family 
residential centers on matters relating to detention management, family 
and youth services, health, and education.

II. Structure

    The Committee shall be composed of up to 15 members who are 
appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of DHS. The 
membership shall consist of experts and advocates from the fields of 
primary education, immigration law, physical and mental health, trauma-
informed services, family and youth services, detention management, and 
detention reform, and other fields as the Secretary determines to be 
appropriate. Members will be appointed to represent their respective 
academic institution or organization and will not be Special Government 
Employees (SGEs) as defined in Title 18, U.S.C., section 202(a).
    For the initial appointments to the Committee, approximately one-
third of the members shall serve 1-year terms of office, one-third 
shall serve 2-year terms of office, and one-third shall serve 3-year 
terms of office. Thereafter, members will serve terms of office of up 
to three years, with approximately one-third of members' terms of 
office expiring each year. A member appointed to fill an unexpired term 
serves the remainder of that term. ICE and DHS will strive to fill a 
Committee vacancy no later than six months after the position is 
vacated. In the event the Committee terminates, all appointments to the 
Committee terminate.
    The Designated Federal Official (DFO) may approve the establishment 
of subcommittees for any purpose consistent the Committee's charter. 
Subcommittees shall be composed of Committee members as determined by 
the DFO. Subcommittees may not work independently of the chartered 
Committee and must present their work to the Committee for full 
deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees have no authority to make 
decisions on behalf of the Committee and may not report directly to the 
Federal Government or any other entity.
    The Committee is expected to meet two times each year. Additional 
meetings may be held with the approval of the DFO.

III. Compensation

    Members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem, and all travel 
for Committee business must be approved in advance by the DFO.

IV. Nominations

    ICE and DHS will consider nominations of all qualified individuals 
to ensure that the Committee includes the areas of subject matter 
expertise noted above (see ``Structure''). Individuals may nominate 
themselves or other individuals, and professional associations and 
organizations may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership 
on the Committee. Nominations must state that the nominee is willing to 
serve as a member of the Committee. Potential candidates will be asked 
to provide detailed information concerning financial interests, 
consultancies, research grants, and/or contracts that might be affected 
by recommendations of the Committee to permit evaluation of possible 
sources of conflicts of interests.
    A nomination package should include the following information for 
each nominee:
    (1) A letter of nomination stating the name, affiliation, and 
contact information for the nominee, the basis for the nomination 
(i.e., what specific attributes recommend him/her for service in this 
capacity), and the nominee's field(s) of expertise.
    (2) A biographical sketch of the nominee and a copy of his/her 
curriculum vitae and/or resume.
    (3) The name, return mailing address, email address, and daytime 
phone number at which the nominator can be contacted.
    To ensure a diverse nominee pool, ICE and DHS encourage nominations 
for appropriately qualified candidates of every gender, age, race, 
ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, disability, and geographic region.
    All nominations should be provided in a single, complete package. 
All nominations should be sent to the submission address and contact 
provided above.
    Please note this notice is not intended to be the exclusive method 
by which ICE and DHS will solicit membership nominations and 
expressions of interest to identify qualified candidates. However, all 
candidates for membership on the Committee will be subject to the same 
evaluation criteria.

    Dated: July 23, 2015.
Sarah R. Salda[ntilde]a,
Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2015-18581 Filed 7-28-15; 8:45 am]