New arrivals of unaccompanied children are trending steadily downward at the US-Mexico border, after rising in July.
The population of unaccompanied children in Border Patrol custody is way down, below 500 for the first time in 4 months.
The number in the Health and Human Services Department’s (HHS) network of shelters, awaiting placement with US-based relatives or sponsors, remains stubbornly over 14,000.
HHS hasn’t increased the pace at which it discharges children since early May.
The data comes from 116 daily reports saved in a zipfile (13.5 MB) at http://bit.ly/uac_daily.