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Unaccompanied children being placed with sponsors

Posted: July 25, 2014 at 7:10 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — The federal government says well more than 100 unaccompanied children in Arkansas have been placed with sponsors so far this year after they crossed the border into the United States.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement released a state-by-state breakdown Thursday of the numbers of unaccompanied minors in each state that were placed with parents, relatives or family friends after crossing the border. The office said 166 unaccompanied children were placed with a sponsor in the state between Jan. 1 and July 7.

The office said all sponsors undergo background checks and the children are vaccinated and medically cleared before being placed with a sponsor.

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