USA Today has put together an interactive map of the United States (state by state) showing the number of unaccompanied immigrant children placed within individual states. They are using the data released by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement showing a state-by-state breakdown of the number of unaccompanied immigrant minors who had been released temporarily to different sponsors. The data used for this report and the interactive map covers the time period from 1/1/14 to 7/7/14. The interactive map has three categories: (1) Below 100, (2) 100 to 999 and (3) More than 1,000. To view the Map please follow this link: Where unaccompanied immigrant children find a temporary home.
The top three states accepting these children are:
Texas – 4,280
New York – 3,347
California – 3,150
Note: U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement describes sponsors as “typically a parent or relative” who can care for the child while their immigration case is processed.
Source of Information:
usatoday.com, 7/29/14, News Article and Map:
Where unaccompanied immigrant children find a temporary home
U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, Web Page:
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State