Asylum Applications by Unaccompanied Children

New data has been released regarding statistics on asylum applications filed by unaccompanied children since Fiscal Year 2009. USCIS has received a total of 13,004 asylum applications filed by Unaccompanied Children (UCs) apprehended by CBP since Fiscal Year 2009. This total represents only 6% of the number of UCs apprehended by CBP during this period.

In addition, 92% of UCs who filed for asylum with USCIS were from Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador. During this time period, the USCIS asylum approval rate for all UCs was 42.6%, close to the overall approval rate of 41% for all new asylum applications received by USCIS during the same time period.

This information is from the written testimony of JOSEPH E. LANGLOIS before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, July 7, 2015.

If you have arrived in the United States and have a fear of returning to your home country, please contact Bagia & Associates at 215-922-5354 for a consultation. During this consultation, you will meet with an experienced Immigration Attorney who will listen to your unique story and be able to advise you accordingly.