The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has released data updated as of Nov. 2 that show in the last two years 81,038 illegal alien minors who entered the U.S. without a parent or guardian were subsequently placed with adult sponsors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
According to the “Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors By State” statistics and confirmed by a spokesman for the Administration for Children and Families – which operates ORR – 27,520 unaccompanied illegal alien minors have been released to sponsors around the United States in fiscal year 2015 (October 2014 to September 2015). This is in addition to the 53,518 children released into the United States in fiscal year 2014 (October 2013 to September 2014).
Those statistics bring the total of illegal alien children who were apprehended, placed with ORR and then released to sponsors over that time period to 81,038.
According to the data, the 10 states receiving the most of these illegal alien children are Texas (10,618), California (9,587), New York (8,570), Florida (8,330), Maryland (5,668), Virginia (5,563), New Jersey (4,120), Georgia (3,075), North Carolina (2,897), and Louisiana (2,220).