In October the federal government released 6,105 illegal immigrant children to sponsor families across the US. That’s an average of 195 children released in the US everyday. Most of the families receiving those children are also illegal immigrants.
The top states for acceptance of these unaccompanied minors are: California (824), Texas (781), Florida (574), New York (572), Maryland (471), Virginia (428), New Jersey (363), Georgia (184), Louisiana (148), Massachusetts (158) North Carolina (166), Tennessee (152) and Alabama (92).
Since 2014 over 133,000 illegal immigrant children have been placed in homes across the US.
The number of illegal immigrants coming across our southern borders has surged in recent months, presumably as illegals fear a Trump Presidency tightening control of the borders. Even before Trump’s win the numbers began to increase:
In response to the increase in illegal immigrants the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson has instructed immigration and the border patrol to increase the amount of detention space to accommodate the illegals. From the DailyCaller.com:
“I have told our border security and immigration enforcement personnel that we must keep pace with this increase,” Johnson said in a statement Thursday.
“As a result, there are currently about 41,000 individuals in our immigration detention facilities — typically, the number in immigration detention fluctuates between 31,000 and 34,000 – and I have authorized Immigration and Customs Enforcement to acquire additional detention space for single adults so that those apprehended at the border can be returned to their home countries as soon as possible,” he added.