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Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
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A record 390,308 people traveling as families entered the US illegally in the first nine months of FY19, plus 63,624 unaccompanied children under 18. Most are from Central America. In FY18, some 116,808 Guatemalans, 77,128 Hondurans, and 31,636 Salvadorans were apprehended just inside the Mexico-US border.
The 1997 Flores agreement that settled litigation between migrant advocates and the government over the treatment of foreign children who enter the US illegally or apply for asylum limits unauthorized children to 20 days in detention, so most are released with their parents to join US relatives.