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Nationwide Enforcement Encounters: Title 8 Enforcement Actions and Title 42 Expulsions Fiscal Year 2020

On March 21, 2020 the President, in accordance with Title 42 of the United States Code Section 265, determined that by reason of existence of COVID-19 in Mexico and Canada, there is a serious danger of the further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States; that prohibition on the introduction of persons or property, in whole or in part, from Mexico and Canada is required in the interest of public health. Under this order, CBP is prohibiting the entry of certain persons who potentially pose a health risk, either by virtue of being subject to previously announced travel restrictions or because they unlawfully entered the country to bypass health screening measures. To help prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into border facilities and into the United States, persons subject to the order will not be held in congregate areas for processing and instead will immediately be expelled to their country of last transit. In the event a person cannot be returned to the country of last transit, CBP works with interagency partners to secure expulsion to the person’s country of origin and hold the person for the shortest time possible. This order does not apply to persons who should be excepted based on considerations of law enforcement, officer and public safety, humanitarian, or public health interests. Expulsions under Title 42 are not based on immigration status and are tracked separately from immigration enforcement actions, such as apprehension or inadmissibility, that are regularly reported by CBP.

 

U.S. Border Patrol Monthly Enforcement Encounters 2020: Title 42 Expulsions and Title 8 Apprehensions

U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Enforcement Actions MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT FY20 TOTAL
Southwest Border
Title 42 Expulsions2 7,081 15,003 20,044 28,470 35,376 42,742 48,327 197,043
Title 8 Apprehensions1 23,308 1,179 1,549 2,366 3,160 4,541 6,444 203,608
Total 30,389 16,182 21,593 30,836 38,536 47,283 54,771 400,651
Northern Border Title 42 Expulsions2 13 15 40 64 68 66 62 328
Title 8 Apprehensions1 150 9 25 31 66 49 74 1,827
Total 163 24 65 95 134 115 136 2,155
Land Border Total Title 42 Expulsions2 7,094 15,018 20,084 28,534 35,444 42,808 48,389 197,371
Title 8 Apprehensions1 23,458 1,188 1,574 2,397 3,226 4,590 6,518 205,435
USBP - Total Land Border Enforcement Encounters 30,552 16,206 21,658 30,931 38,670 47,398 54,907 402,806

1Enforcement Actions refers to apprehensions or inadmissibles processed under CBP’s immigration authority. Inadmissibles refers to individuals encountered at ports of entry who are seeking lawful admission into the United States but are determined to be inadmissible, individuals presenting themselves to seek humanitarian protection under our laws, and individuals who withdraw an application for admission and return to their countries of origin within a short timeframe. Apprehensions refers to the physical control or temporary detainment of a person who is not lawfully in the U.S. which may or may not result in an arrest.

2Expulsions refers to individuals encountered by USBP and OFO and expelled to the country of last transit or home country in the interest of public health under Title 42 U.S.C. 265.

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Office of Field Operations Monthly Enforcement Encounters 2020: Title 42 Expulsions and Title 8 Inadmissible Aliens

Office of Field Operations (OFO) Enforcement Actions MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT FY20 TOTAL
Southwest Border
Title 42 Expulsions2 69 519 851 1,359  1,495 1,711 1,740 7,744
Title 8 Inadmissibles1 4,002 405  793   854   898 1,020  1,163 49,693
Total 4,071 924 1,644 2,213 2,393 2,731 2,903 57,437
Northern Border Title 42 Expulsions2 7 7 24 64 199 561 806 1,668
Title 8 Inadmissibles1 3,577 463 369 776 668 1,772 936 28,552
Total 3,584 470 393 840 867 2,333 1,742 30,220
Land Border Total Title 42 Expulsions2       76 526 875 1,423 1,694 2,272 2,546 9,412
Title 8 Apprehensions1 7,579 868 1,162 1,630 1,566 2,792 2,099 78,245
OFO - Total Land Border Enforcement Encounters 7,655 1,394 2,037 3,053 3,260 5,064 4,645 87,657

1Enforcement Actions refers to apprehensions or inadmissibles processed under CBP’s immigration authority. Inadmissibles refers to individuals encountered at ports of entry who are seeking lawful admission into the United States but are determined to be inadmissible, individuals presenting themselves to seek humanitarian protection under our laws, and individuals who withdraw an application for admission and return to their countries of origin within a short timeframe. Apprehensions refers to the physical control or temporary detainment of a person who is not lawfully in the U.S. which may or may not result in an arrest.

2Expulsions refers to individuals encountered by USBP and OFO and expelled to the country of last transit or home country in the interest of public health under Title 42 U.S.C. 265.

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  • Last Modified: October 13, 2022