Timeline for entries tagged “Unaccompanied Children”

A chronology of events related to U.S. border governance and migration

April 1, 2021

Two Ecuadorian girls (aged 2 and 5) were dropped over the top of a 14-foot section of the border wall by a smuggler on March 30th. The children were taken to a CBP facility and then to a local hospital. 

Tags: CBP, Smuggling, Unaccompanied Children

March 29, 2021

The Biden administration could need as many as 34,100 additional beds to keep up with projected numbers of unaccompanied minors, according to internal documents. 

Tags: Unaccompanied Children

March 26, 2021

The Biden administration is anticipating increased numbers of unaccompanied minors for April and May. Internal projections indicate between 18,600-22,000 crossings for April and between 21,800- 25,000 for May.

Tags: Unaccompanied Children

March 25, 2021

The Biden administration has launched an effort to open 16,000 emergency beds to deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors by opening several more influx facilities. 

Tags: Unaccompanied Children

March 19, 2021

HHS announced that they will not be bringing more unaccompanied minors to an influx facility in Midland, Texas amid reports of high rates of Covid positivity and a lack of fully qualified staff. 

Tags: Unaccompanied Children

March 16, 2021

Federal agencies are planning on housing up to 3,000 unaccompanied minors at a convention center in Dallas. FEMA and HHS will be responsible for contracts for food, security, and medical care at the facility.

Tags: Unaccompanied Children

March 11, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced at a press briefing that the Biden administration is restarting the Central American Minors program, a policy started under Obama that allows minors in Central America to start the asylum process in their country of origin.

Tags: Asylum, Unaccompanied Children