LOS ANGELES – More than 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children arriving on the border over the past two years have applied for asylum. As of January, asylum officers had decided on nearly 5,800 of their applications, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.
The approval rate for the cases varied widely across the U.S. government's eight asylum offices.
Here's a look at the offices handling these children's cases:
|Asylum Office||Decisions Rendered||Approval Rate||Coverage area|
|Arlington, Virginia||248||30%||Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, parts of Pennsylvania|
|Chicago||529||15%||Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin|
|Houston||646||16%||Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming|
|Los Angeles||1,040||53%||Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, parts of California and Nevada|
|Miami||902||21%||Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
|Newark, New Jersey||917||33%||Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, parts of New York and Pennsylvania|
|New York||835||29%||Parts of New York|
|San Francisco||677||86%||Alaska, Oregon, Washington, parts of California and Nevada|
Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data.