Children and Immigration - March 17, 2022
Updated: Mar 29
One-Third of New Immigration Court Cases Are Children; One in Eight Are 0-4 Years of Age (excerpt from Trac Immigration)
"Published March 17, 2022
Almost one-third of all new cases in Immigration Court are juveniles. Case-by-case Immigration Court records updated through February 2022 indicate that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued 310,359 Notices to Appear (NTA) so far during fiscal year 2022 (October 2021-February 2022). Where age is recorded, 81,080 or 31 percent of these immigrants were from 0 to 17 years of age at the time DHS issued the NTA. These counts underestimate the actual number of children since for an additional 15 percent the age was unknown..."