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Who We Serve - Unaccompained Alien Children

Published: October 2, 2012

Services are provided for unaccompanied alien children who are in Federal custody because of their immigration status.


An unaccompanied alien child (UAC) is one who has no lawful immigration status in the United States; has not attained 18 years of age, and with respect to whom; 1) there is no parent or legal guardian in the United States; or 2) no parent of legal guardian in the United States is available to provide care and physical custody.

Last Reviewed: May 15, 2019