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Nationwide Enforcement Encounters: Title 8 Enforcement Actions and Title 42 Expulsions Fiscal Year 2021

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 2021: Title 42 Expulsions and Title 8 Apprehensions

U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Enforcement Actions OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP FY21TD TOTAL
Southwest Border
Title 42 Expulsions2 62,991 61,288 60,595 62,529 72,318 107,246 110,839 111,489 103,035 94,215 93,117 100,558 1,040,220
Title 8 Apprehensions1 6,041 7,881 10,546 12,787 25,325 61,970 62,860 61,165 75,614 106,443 103,397 84,957 618,986
Total 69,032 69,169 71,141 75,316 97,643 169,216 173,699 172,654 178,649 200,658 196,514 185,515 1,659,206
Northern Border Title 42 Expulsions2 27 66 25 16 17 32 30 53 61 49 41 58 475
Title 8 Apprehensions1 46 26 30 28 29 84 52 27 31 31 22 35 441
Total 73 92 55 44 46 116 82 80 92 80 63 93 916
Land Border Total Title 42 Expulsions2 63,018 61,354 60,620 62,545 72,335 107,278 110,869 111,542 103,096 94,264 93,158 100,616 1,040,695
Title 8 Apprehensions1 6,087 7,907 10,576 12,815 25,354 62,054 62,912 61,192 75,645 106,474 103,419 84,992 619,427
USBP - Total Land Border Enforcement Encounters Total 69,105 69,261 71,197 75,360 97,689 169,332 173,781 172,734 178,741 200,738 196,577 185,608  1,660,122


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 2021: Title 42 Expulsions and Title 8 Inadmissible Individuals

Office of Field Operations (OFO) Enforcement Actions OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP FY21TD TOTAL
Southwest Border
Title 42 Expulsions2 1,903 1,942 1,747 1,775 1,947 2,003 1,751 1,903 1,893 2,036 2,290 2,115 23,306
Title 8 Inadmissibles1 994 1,002 1,106 1,322 1,509 2,058 3,345 6,040 8,492 10,899 11,036 4,371 52,174
Total 2,897 2,944 2,853 3,097 3,456 4,061 5,096 7,943 10,385 12,935 13,326 6,486 75,480
Northern Border Title 42 Expulsions2 877 511 751 461 282 340 278 340 465 720 1,114 935 7,074
Title 8 Inadmissibles1 1,710 1,054 1,399 492 1,251 1,533 890 1,029 1,324 2,558 3,276 2,667 19,183
Total 2,587 1,565 2,150 953 1,533 1,873 1,168 1,369 1,789 3,278 4,390 3,602 26,257
Land Border Total Title 42 Expulsions2 2,780 2,453 2,498 2,236 2,229 2,343 2,029 2,243 2,358 2,756 3,404 3,050 30,380
Title 8 Apprehensions1 2,704 2,056 2,505 1,815 2,760 3,591 4,235 7,069 9,816 13,457 14,312 7,038 71,357
OFO - Total Land Border Enforcement Encounters 5,484 4,509 5,003 4,051 4,989 5,934 6,264 9,312 12,174 16,213 17,716 10,088 101,737


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: May 26, 2023