There has always been a stream of unaccompanied children (UC) illegally crossing the border.
Twenty years ago it was less than one tenth the size it is now. In the first 10 months of Fiscal Year 2021 75,165 have been resettled around the U.S., already an all-time high for annual UC admissions.
Without changes these numbers will go up drastically from this highwater mark.
Tennessee is among the top 10 destinations for unaccompanied children.
[Read the rest in the Tennesean.]