Child Migrants to the United States

Source: Gilberto Mendoza, National Conference of State Legislatures, July 10, 2014

The U.S. is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children arriving on the southern border, gaining humanitarian and political attention and challenging federal and state resources and management. As of June 14, 2014, more than 52,000 children have been apprehended, a doubling of arrivals compared to last year….

Table of Contents:
Trends in Arrivals
An Overview of the Federal Unaccompanied Alien Minor (UAC) Program
Federal Budget Proposals
Benefit Eligibility for Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Additional Resources