Statistics from USCIS on minor principal applicants (affirmative asylum applicants under the age of 18 at the time of filing) and asylum applicants of any age filed with USCIS under the initial jurisdiction provision of the TVPRA while in removal proceedings.
Links to TRAC’s free query tools, which allow users to search for data on immigration proceeding processing times by nationality, immigration court backlogs, and outcomes for juveniles in removal proceedings.
Department of State fact sheet outlining the process, beginning December 2014, for a parent who is lawfully present in the U.S. to request a refugee resettlement interview for unmarried children under 21 in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras. Denied applicants will be considered for parole on a case-by-case basis.
Some answers about why children and their families are detained, where they are held, and what their lives are like in detention.
This webinar discusses why unaccompanied children are coming to the United States, where they are detained, what services the Church is providing, and how you can help. Panelists include experts on the root causes of migration from Central America and the emergency, social, and legal services available to these minor children.
Since October 2013, more than 57,000 children have entered the United States along the Southern border. This is twice the number that entered in all of last year. Read the questions and answers below to learn more about why children are fleeing their homes, what they experience when they arrive in the United States, what the Catholic Church is doing, and how you can help.
This report highlights violence in the home country as a primary factor pushing children to flee Central America.
Responds to questions regarding legal issues affecting unaccompanied children, the interplay of various federal statutes and regulations, administrative and judicial decisions, and settlement agreements pertaining to unaccompanied children.
Provides an overview of the processing and treatment of unaccompanied children apprehended at the border and administrative and congressional responses to the recent surge in unaccompanied children.
Report on the humanitarian impact of the current situation by analyzing the reasons that unaccompanied children leave their homes.
Report on the treatment of immigrant children in removal proceedings and other administrative adjudicatory venues. Highlights the need for children to have mandated legal counsel for removal proceedings, child advocates, and argues that “the best interests of the child” must be a primary consideration throughout all procedures and actions concerning unaccompanied immigrant children.
Details how unaccompanied children move through the immigration system and describes the government agencies, actors, and policies involved.
USCCB/MRS provides an overview of its work with unaccompanied children and describes ways the public can help
Statistics from the Office of Refugee Resettlement showing state by state where children are resettling after release from ORR custody.
Statistics from the Office of Refugee Resettlement showing county level data in counties where more than fifty children have resettled after release from ORR custody.