Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) arriving at the United States-Mexico border from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador have a more than 95 percent chance of remaining in the U.S. after their arrival, newly released data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveals.
The DHS data, released this week, shows the extent to which UACs from the three Central American countries are much more likely than not to remain in the U.S., often getting placed with an illegal alien relative already living in the country.
From 2013 to early 2020, 315,582 UACs from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador were encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border.
About 300,900, or more than 95 percent, have “no confirmed departure” from the U.S., indicating that they remain living in the U.S. while continuing to be processed, failing to voluntarily deport, or having been granted immigration relief.
Just 4.65 percent, or 14,682, of these 315,582 UACs have been