Feds Say Immigrant Children All Medically Cleared

Jul 24, 2014

The federal government says more than 200 unaccompanied children in Oklahoma have been placed with sponsors so far this year.

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The federal government released a state-by-state breakdown Thursday of the numbers of unaccompanied minors in each state that have been placed with parents, relatives or family friends.

The federal government says that from Jan. 1 to July 7, 212 unaccompanied children have been placed with a sponsor.

Hundreds of teenagers have been housed at a troop barracks at Fort Sill in southwest Oklahoma after detention centers near the border were overwhelmed with an influx of young people crossing the border.

The federal government says that all of the minors who have been placed with children have been vaccinated and medically cleared. 


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