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Unaccompanied Alien Children Released to Sponsors By State

Published: September 27, 2019

The data in the table below shows state-by-state data of unaccompanied children released to sponsors as of July 31, 2020. ACF will update this data each month. View unaccompanied children released to sponsors by county.

Please note: ORR makes considerable effort to provide precise and timely data to the public, but adjustments occasionally occur following review and reconciliation. The FY2014 release data posted in the chart below were updated on March 13, 2015. The FY2015 release data were updated May 9, 2016. The FY2017 release data were updated May 22, 2018. The FY2018 release data were updated December 3, 2019. Questions may be addressed to ORR directly, at (202) 401-9246.

Unaccompanied Children Release Data

State Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY 2015
(October 2014 –
September 2015)*
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY 2016
(October 2015 –
September 2016)
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY17
(Oct. 2016 – Sep. 2017)*
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY18
(Oct. 2017 – Sep. 2018)*
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY19
(Oct. 2018 – SEP 2019)
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY20
(Oct. 2019 – JUL. 2020)
Alabama 808 870 598 736 1,111 242
Alaska 2 5 3 0 4 0
Arizona 167 330 322 258 493 160
Arkansas 186 309 272 193 359 83
California 3,629 7,381 6,268 4,675 8,447 2,169
Colorado 248 427 379 313 714 170
Connecticut 206 454 412 332 959 249
Delaware 152 275 178 222 383 106
DC 201 432 294 138 322 48
Florida 2,908 5,281 4,059 4,131 7,408 1,473
Georgia 1,041 1,735 1,350 1,261 2,558 540
Hawaii 2 4 4 1 16 6
Idaho 11 39 11 28 62 19
Illinois 312 519 462 475 863 204
Indiana 240 354 366 394 794 199
Iowa 201 352 277 238 489 118
Kansas 245 326 289 305 453 94
Kentucky 274 503 364 370 710 151
Louisiana 480 973 1,043 931 1,966 343
Maine 4 9 11 22 26 7
Maryland 1,794 3,871 2,957 1,723 4,671 791
Massachusetts 738 1,541 1,077 814 1,756 438
Michigan 132 227 160 136 248 70
Minnesota 243 318 320 294 624 144
Mississippi 207 300 237 299 482 102
Missouri 170 261 234 203 431 88
Montana 2 0 2 3 0 2
Nebraska 293 486 355 374 563 127
Nevada 137 283 229 132 324 75
New Hampshire 14 25 27 20 25 8
New Jersey 1,462 2,637 2,268 1,877 4,236 889
New Mexico 19 65 46 43 89 33
New York 2,630 4,985 3,938 2,845 6,367 1,608
North Carolina 844 1,493 1,290 1,110 2,522 579
North Dakota 2 10 3 2 10 1
Ohio 483 693 584 547 1,091 254
Oklahoma 225 301 267 286 581 113
Oregon 122 188 170 200 318 69
Pennsylvania 333 604 501 563 1,229 262
PR 0 0 0 1 3 3
Rhode Island 185 269 234 235 453 89
South Carolina 294 562 483 508 1,012 247
South Dakota 61 81 81 96 149 42
Tennessee 765 1,354 1,066 1,173 2,191 490
Texas 3,272 6,550 5,391 4,136 9,900 2,214
Utah 62 126 99 97 179 71
Vermont 1 1 0 2 6 1
Virginia 1,694 3,728 2,888 1,650 4,215 747
Washington 283 476 494 435 723 230
West Virginia 12 26 23 23 41 4
Wisconsin 38 85 94 98 246 53
Wyoming 6 23 14 15 15 6
Virgin Islands 0 0 3 0 0 0
TOTAL 27,840 52,147 42,497 34,953 72,837 16,231

 

*The FY2015 numbers have been reconciled.

*The FY2017 numbers have been reconciled.

*The FY2018 numbers have been reconciled.

For more information, please read ORR’s reunification policy.

 

Last Reviewed: August 26, 2020