Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by State

Publication Date: September 27, 2019

The data in the table below shows state-by-state data of unaccompanied children released to sponsors as of February 28, 2021. 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 FY15
(Oct. 2014 —
Sept. 2015)*
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY16
(Oct. 2015 —
Sept. 2016)
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY17
(Oct. 2016 — Sept. 2017)*
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY18
(Oct. 2017 — Sept. 2018)*
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY19
(Oct. 2018 — Sept. 2019)
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY20
(Oct. 2019 — Sept. 2020)
Total Number of UC Released to Sponsors in FY21
(Oct. 2020 — Feb. 2021)*
Alabama 808 870 598 736 1,111 247 181
Alaska 2 5 3 0 4 0 0
Arizona 167 330 322 258 493 162 61
Arkansas 186 309 272 193 359 87 69
California 3,629 7,381 6,268 4,675 8,447 2,225 1,025
Colorado 248 427 379 313 714 172 101
Connecticut 206 454 412 332 959 260 173
Delaware 152 275 178 222 383 107 55
DC 201 432 294 138 322 48 25
Florida 2,908 5,281 4,059 4,131 7,408 1,523 1,078
Georgia 1,041 1,735 1,350 1,261 2,558 559 448
Hawaii 2 4 4 1 16 6 0
Idaho 11 39 11 28 62 19 7
Illinois 312 519 462 475 863 211 147
Indiana 240 354 366 394 794 209 148
Iowa 201 352 277 238 489 119 75
Kansas 245 326 289 305 453 95 58
Kentucky 274 503 364 370 710 158 106
Louisiana 480 973 1,043 931 1,966 355 296
Maine 4 9 11 22 26 11 15
Maryland 1,794 3,871 2,957 1,723 4,671 825 517
Massachusetts 738 1,541 1,077 814 1,756 448 241
Michigan 132 227 160 136 248 74 40
Minnesota 243 318 320 294 624 151 119
Mississippi 207 300 237 299 482 108 78
Missouri 170 261 234 203 431 93 71
Montana 2 0 2 3 0 2 2
Nebraska 293 486 355 374 563 130 109
Nevada 137 283 229 132 324 79 27
New Hampshire 14 25 27 20 25 8 6
New Jersey 1,462 2,637 2,268 1,877 4,236 921 618
New Mexico 19 65 46 43 89 34 13
New York 2,630 4,985 3,938 2,845 6,367 1,663 1,060
North Carolina 844 1,493 1,290 1,110 2,522 610 408
North Dakota 2 10 3 2 10 1 0
Ohio 483 693 584 547 1,091 260 147
Oklahoma 225 301 267 286 581 120 86
Oregon 122 188 170 200 318 71 49
Pennsylvania 333 604 501 563 1,229 271 160
PR 0 0 0 1 3 3 0
Rhode Island 185 269 234 235 453 92 39
South Carolina 294 562 483 508 1,012 255 142
South Dakota 61 81 81 96 149 44 20
Tennessee 765 1,354 1,066 1,173 2,191 510 428
Texas 3,272 6,550 5,391 4,136 9,900 2,336 1,460
Utah 62 126 99 97 179 75 26
Vermont 1 1 0 2 6 1 1
Virginia 1,694 3,728 2,888 1,650 4,215 770 479
Washington 283 476 494 435 723 237 141
West Virginia 12 26 23 23 41 4 2
Wisconsin 38 85 94 98 246 62 35
Wyoming 6 23 14 15 15 6 4
Virgin Islands 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 27,840 52,147 42,497 34,953 72,837 16,837 10,596

*The FY2015 numbers have been reconciled.

*The FY2017 numbers have been reconciled.

*The FY2018 numbers have been reconciled.

*The FY2021 numbers have been reconciled.

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

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