37K immigrant kids sent to US sponsors in 2014

989 unaccompanied children have been released to sponsors in Mass.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Continuing our coverage of unaccompanied children who came into our country illegally, 22News found out, so far in 2014, more than 37,000 children have been sent to sponsors across the country.

The sponsors care for the children while federal agencies process their immigration cases.

Here in Massachusetts, between January 1st and July 31st, 989 unaccompanied children have been released to sponsors, in Connecticut, 394 children, in Rhode Island, 148, and Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont combined have 39 migrant children.

Most children are sent to sponsors in California, Florida, New York and Texas.

To see the complete state-by-state data, click here.

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