Where they came from Who they are In fiscal year 2014, about 52,000 unaccompanied children originating in places other than Mexico have crossed the Southwestern border – most coming from Central American countries. The Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement has taken in more than 50,000 children in the current fiscal year. Almost two-thirds are boys. As of June 15, 37,621 minors had been intercepted in the Rio Grande border sector this fiscal year. Over the same period the previous year, only 13,532 had been intercepted.

SOURCE: U.S. Border Patrol, Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement. GRAPHIC: Kevin Uhrmacher and Dan Keating - The Washington Post. Published July 11, 2014.