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A look at immigrant children winning asylum in numbers


LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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:

Asylum Office Decisions Rendered Approval Rate Coverage area
Arlington, Virginia 248 30% Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, parts of Pennsylvania
Chicago 529 15% Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Houston 646 16% Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
Los Angeles 1,040 53% Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, parts of California and Nevada
Miami 902 21% Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Newark, New Jersey 917 33% Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, parts of New York and Pennsylvania
New York 835 29% Parts of New York
San Francisco 677 86% Alaska, Oregon, Washington, parts of California and Nevada

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data.


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