June 1, 2016
A Look at Immigrant Children Winning Asylum in Numbers
LOS ANGELES — More than 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children arriving on the border over the past two years have applied for asylum. As of January, asylum officers had decided on nearly 5,800 of their applications, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.
The approval rate for the cases varied widely across the U.S. government's eight asylum offices.
Here's a look at the offices handling these children's cases:
Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, parts of Pennsylvania
Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, parts of California and Nevada
Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Newark, New Jersey
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, parts of New York and Pennsylvania
Parts of New York
Alaska, Oregon, Washington, parts of California and Nevada
For more information, go to: www.beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com