Tag: Unaccompanied Minors

Surge Continues: 34,463 Illegals Apprehended at the Border in June

The total of 34,463 apprehensions in June — an indicator of attempted illegal entries — exceeded the 29,388 apprehensions exactly a year ago in June 2015. The number of “family units” or adults traveling with minors as well as unaccompanied minors were also at elevated levels last month.

Report: Illegals Kidnapping Children to Take Advantage of ‘Family’ Quick Release at Border

In recent years the southern border has experienced as surge in unaccompanied minors and “families” — largely from Central America — illegally crossing into the U.S. Under current policy minors from noncontiguous countries are granted special treatment including being placed with sponsors and family members in the U.S. while they await immigration hearings. Additionally, a case settled nearly two decades ago — known as the Flores agreement — mandated the swift release of minors in custody.

Cost ‘Explosion’ for Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

Local authorities in Germany have sounded the alarm on a “cost explosion” of unaccompanied migrant minors. The German Federation of Municipal Authorities has argued that the significantly increasing cost of the minors’ “all-round care” means a change in approach to