South Florida Third in Nation in Accepting Unaccompanied Central American Minors
South Florida ranks third among the nation’s metropolitan areas with the highest number of Central American minors placed with sponsors, chiefly parents and other relatives, according to the latest federal government figures. Harris County, which includes Houston, has the largest number, with 2,866 minors placed with families, followed by Southern California (including Los Angeles and San Diego) at 2,369, and then South Florida with 2,268 (including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties). For the nation as a whole, the total was 29,890, according to the figures posted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the agency in charge of the program.
IMMIGRATION | UNACCOMPANIED MINORS South Florida ranks third among the nation's metropolitan areas with the highest number of Central American minors who made the illegal trek to the United States. Twelve-year-old Kevin Mejía has enrolled at Brownsville Middle School, two months after crossing the Mexican border following a trip from his native Honduras.