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360 Unaccompanied Minors From Border Crisis Are Now in Ohio

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As states along the U.S.-Mexican border struggle to keep up with an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, some of those children have come to Ohio.

Ohio's Department of Job and Family Services says the state has received 360 unaccompanied minors from the border crisis since January 2014.  Ohio administrators requested the federal Department of Health and Human Services tell them how many for planning purposes.  HHS did not provide Ohio with other information concerning the minors, such as their location within the state.

In a telephone interview, Department Spokesman Benjamin Johnson said that to the best of his knowledge, HHS has not provided that and other additional information on these minors to any of the states involved in processing them.  

He added all of the 360 children placed had either family members, or a sponsor already residing in Ohio. Johnson went on to say the children would remain in Ohio pending the outcome of their immigration legal cases.