A government website indicates that 2,205 unaccompanied minor immigrants were released to sponsors in Maryland between January 1 and July 7, 2014. Only California, Florida, New York, Texas, and Virginia (only by 20 more) received more of the immigrant children.
From the Office of Refugee Resettlement (at HHS) website:
When a child who is not accompanied by a parent or guardian is apprehended by immigration authorities, the child is transferred to the care and custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). ORR cares for the children in shelters around the country until they can be released to a sponsor, typically a parent or relative, who can care for the child while their immigration case is processed.
Ensuring that a potential sponsor can safely and appropriately care for the child is a top priority. A background check is conducted on all potential sponsors, and steps are taken to verify a potential sponsor’s identity and relationship to the child. In some cases where concerns are raised, a home study is done.
Before children are released to a sponsor, they receive vaccinations and medical screenings. We do not release any children who have a contagious condition.
Here are the totals by state:
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Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.