- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children arriving on the border over the past two years have applied for asylum. As of January, asylum officers had decided on nearly 5,800 of their applications, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.

The approval rate for the cases varied widely across the U.S. government’s eight asylum offices.

Here’s a look at the offices handling these children’s cases:

Asylum OfficeDecisions RenderedApproval RateCoverage area
Arlington, Virginia24830%Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia, parts of Pennsylvania
Chicago52915%Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Houston64616%Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
Los Angeles1,04053%Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, parts of California and Nevada
Miami90221%Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Newark, New Jersey91733%Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, parts of New York and Pennsylvania
New York83529%Parts of New York
San Francisco67786%Alaska, Oregon, Washington, parts of California and Nevada

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data.

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