Nassau and Suffolk are among the top five counties in the country when it comes to housing unaccompanied immigrant children who have been apprehended by immigration authorities, according to a federal report.
The report, compiled by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, ranks Suffolk County as third in the nation with 1,181 immigrant children sponsored, while Nassau ranks fifth with 1,096.
According to the report, the majority of immigrant children sponsored are housed on the northern portion of the eastern seaboard, stretching from the Washington D.C. metro area to Massachusetts.
Nearby Queens County finished 11th, housing 578.
Arizona and Utah are the only states other than California in the western United States to sponsor unaccompanied immigrant children, while the entire Northwest to portions of the Midwest do not house any.