The number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) taken in monthly by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Program has skyrocketed to nearly nine times its March 2012 level, a new Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report shows.
Monthly UAC referrals to ORR had been under 1,000 prior to March of 2012, but have surged since then. In May of 2014, more than 9,500 unaccompanied alien children were referred to ORR – an increase of more than 850%.
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