They may have been trafficked or smuggled. Sources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office … Since the Trump administration invoked a public health law to implement new restrictions at the border on March 20, the agency has expelled more than 159,000 people, according to Ortiz. See the state-by-state data. Border apprehensions, including of unaccompanied minors, plunged in early 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. A court declaration Friday from US Border Patrol Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz revealed the number, which previously hadn't been released to the public. Washington, D.C. 20201 The declaration was filed as part of the government's appeal of a recent court ruling over a controversial aspect of the coronavirus restrictions: the increasing use of hotels to detain migrant kids rather than licensed and monitored facilities. But Ortiz and other US officials argue that doing so will put the public at risk, interfere with efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contain Covid-19 and increase the likelihood that US Customs and Border Protection agents and others caring for children in custody could contract coronavirus. This data covers 124 counties and county equivalents nationwide and comprises 25,591 of the 34,953 total children released to sponsors in this period. These data were updated in December 2019. ACF will update this data each month. These data were updated in December 2019. Reports on Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment Involving Unaccompanied Alien Children. The following table shows county-level data for unaccompanied alien children released to sponsors by the counties/county equivalents where the sponsors live, where 50 or more children have been released for FY 2018 (since October 1, 2017) as of September 30, 2018. The following table shows county-level data for unaccompanied alien children released to sponsors by the counties/county equivalents where the sponsors live, where 50 or more children have been released for FY 2021 (since October 1, 2020) as of October 31, 2020. ACF will update this data each month. These data were updated in May 2016. Average Number of Unaccompanied Minors in Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Custody, FY 2010-19* * The average number of children in care for fiscal year (FY) 2017 is unavailable, so the displayed number represents an average between 2016 and 2018 numbers. HHS cannot release information about individual children that could compromise the child's location or identity. See the state-by-state data. Updated 0010 GMT (0810 HKT) September 12, 2020. In his declaration on Friday, Ortiz stated that being forced to stop detaining migrant children in hotels would cause "three significant problems" for the government: crowding and an increased risk of Covid-19 exposure in Border Patrol facilities, an increased risk of Covid-19 exposure in Health and Human Services and Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities and the straining of an "already overburdened system. The following table shows county-level data for unaccompanied alien children released to sponsors by the counties/county equivalents where the sponsors live, where 50 or more children have been released for FY 2020 (since October 1, 2019) as of September 30, 2020. Sponsors are adults who are suitable to provide for the child's physical and mental well-being and have not engaged in any activity that would indicate a potential risk to the child. Daily News Brief. When a child who is not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian is apprehended by immigration authorities, the child is transferred to the care and custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775​, Content last reviewed on November 25, 2020, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, has sub items, HIPAA & Your Health Rights, Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Unaccompanied Alien Children. These sponsors live in many states. See the state-by-state data. Figure 1. ... U.S. Deported 33 Unaccompanied Children in Violation of Legal Ruling Issued Earlier the Same Day. That figure, Ortiz says, included 8,800 children who were traveling alone and 7,600 family members. November 25, 2020 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Monday, November 23, 2020 Friday, November 20, 2020. Unaccompanied Alien Children Program Fact Sheet (Updated October 7, 2020) Carrizo Springs Temporary Influx Facility Update; Unaccompanied Alien Children sheltered at Homestead Job Corps Site; Reports. (CNN)Nearly 9,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been kicked out of the United States without court hearings under the Trump administration's coronavirus restrictions at the border. 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. See the state-by-state data. This data covers 73 counties and county equivalents nationwide and comprises 10,682 of the 16,837 total children released to sponsors in this period.