860 Migrant Kids From Central America Landed In Colorado

May 2, 2016

A small share of the over 100,000 from children from Central America who have entered the United States without their parents have ended up living across Colorado.

Since fall 2013, the federal government says it has placed 860 unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with relatives and other sponsors in the state.

At least a third went to four Front Range counties — Arapahoe, Denver, El Paso and Weld — but the data suggest that that the rest are scattered around the state.

The children are supposed to attend school as they wait to learn whether they will be allowed to stay in the country but most have gaps in their schooling and are older than most non-English speakers who enroll.