The “Office of Refugee Resettlement” in the government’s Department of Health and Human Services has released a county-by-county list of 29,890 unaccompanied children sent “to safe settings with sponsors (usually family members).” Year-to-date, the number, according to an HHS state-by-state list, is 37,477. This has occurred “while they await immigration proceedings.”
Now that they’re out in the general population, we’re still supposed to believe that the majority of these “children” (more on that later) will ultimately be deported. After all, that’s what White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on July 7
If you look at the list referenced above you will see that the top counties in Maryland are Montgomery and Prince George’s County.
Other counties missing from the list may still have received under 50 immigrant children since January 1:
The following table shows county-level data for unaccompanied children released to sponsors by the counties where the sponsors live, where 50 or more children have been released since January 1, 2014. This data covers 126 counties nationwide, and comprises 29,890 of the 37,477 total children released to sponsors in this period. ACF will update this data each month.
Here’s the complete list for Maryland via the Office of Refugee Resettlement:
- Prince George’s County 960
- Montgomery County – 816
- Baltimore City – 264
- Baltimore County – 206
- Anne Arundel County – 145
- Frederick County – 139
- Howard County – 102