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Custody and Transfer Statistics FY2022

Fiscal Year 2022 runs from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022

OFO Monthly Southwest Border Credible Fear Inadmissibles by Disposition 

Disposition Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Expedited Removal - Credible Fear (ERCF)1 88 89 794 696 451 657 105 135 157 136    
Notice to Appear (NTA)2 2,469 3,048 3,235 1,656 1,719 2,826 7,345 11,665 10,916 13,545    
Notice to Appear (NTA) - Person Released 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
Notice to Appear (NTA) - Person Detained 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)-Removal - Limited Review3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)-Refusal - Limited Review3  0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0    
Stowaway - Limited Review3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
Total Credible Fear Inadmissibles 2,392 2,946 3,803 2,263 2,028 3,259 7,108 11,329 10,674 13,459    

 

Title 8 Inadmissibles 

Field Office Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
El Paso 232 532 522 608 584 856 1,281 1,475 1,635 1,829    
Laredo 576 1,007 1,213 1,512 1,648 2,024 5,800 6,059 6,419 8,421    
San Diego 2,879 3,575 4,272 2,357 2,019 5,610 22,256 6,220 4,807 5,374    
Tucson 201 379 333 329 318 502 697 838 761 843    
Total 3,888 5,493 6,340 4,806 4,569 8,992 30,034 14,592 13,622 16,467    

 

OFO Monthly Southwest Border Credible Fear Inadmissibles by Program

  Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)- Initial returns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
                         
Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA) Program - Expedited Removal - Credible Fear (ERCF) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
ACA - Notice to Appear (NTA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
                         
Humanitarian Asylum Review Process (HARP) Program  -Expedited Removal - Credible Fear (ERCF) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
HARP - Notice to Appear 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    

 

OFO Monthly Southwest Border Credible Fear by Transfer Destination

Destination Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 July-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Federal/State/Local Facility 30 32 34 15 19 21 33 24 37 47    
ICE/ERO 2,268 2,681 3,185 1,638 1,296 2,324 2,654 5,106 3,831 3,912    
ICE/HSI 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2    
OFO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
Return to Foreign 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
USBP 18 45 31 22 37 51 40 44 76 69    
Total 2,317 2,758 3,252 1,676 1,353 2,396 2,727 5,176 3,944 4,030    

1Includes subjects who indicated a desire to seek asylum or a fear of persecution in Office of Field Operations’ (OFO) custody at a port of entry.  OFO refers all such claims to USCIS for a credible fear interview. Credible fear may be claimed at any time prior to removal.

2 This number reflects instances where OFO exercises its discretion and issues a Notice to Appear (NTA) to initiate removal proceedings before an immigration judge.  This does not include NTAs issued at the discretion of other DHS components with authority to issue NTAs.  In the event of being processed for removal with an NTA, individuals have up to one year to seek asylum while in proceedings before the immigration judge.
3 The term "limited review" refers to the process of an immigration judge considering claims of US citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residence, Asylum or Refugee status.  

 

Field Operations - Southwest Border In Custody1

Detention Capacity Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
935 123 (13.2%)2 138 (14.76%)2 306 (32.8%)2 289 (30.9%)2 194  (20.8%)2 229 (24.5%)2 325 (34.8%)2 325 (34.8%)2 191  (20.4%)2

164 (18.1%)2

 
 

1 Represents an estimate of each cell's coded occupancy limit, as outlined in technical design standards when constructed, multiplied by the total number of cells for all ports of entry within each field office.  This number does not account for the unique circumstances that may limit the occupancy of a given cell (e.g., high risk, nursing/pregnant, transgender, unaccompanied minor, etc.) nor does it reflect operational limitations that affect a port's capacity to detain. CBP’s capacity to detain individuals in its short-term facilities depends on many factors, including: demographics of the individual in custody; medical or other needs of individuals in custody; ability of ICE ERO (or, if an unaccompanied child, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) to transfer individuals out of CBP custody; and OFO's available resources to safely process and hold individuals.

2 Represents the average number of travelers in custody on a daily basis averaged over the 30-day period, at all Southwest Border Field Office locations.  Travelers include inadmissible individuals, lawful permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and United States Citizens who are being detained to verify wants, warrants, criminal, administrative or other judicial process.   

 

OFO Southwest Border T8, T19, T42

Category Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Title 8 3,888 5,493 6,340 4,806 4,569 8,992 30,034 14,592 13,622 16,467    
Title 19 8,429 12,128 9,158 4,920 3,727 2,865 2,647 1,426 1,233 1,299    
Title 42 1,837 2,337 2,311 2,190 2,271 2,401 2,250 2,177 1,893 1,957    

USBP Monthly Southwest Border Encounters by Processing Disposition

The processing disposition decision related to each apprehension is made on a case-by-case basis. As dispositions are subject to change throughout the process, the data below does not necessarily reflect final dispositions or removals in all cases. 

Processing Disposition Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22

Notice To Appear/Own Recognizance (NTA-OR)

17,754 34,709 33,440 30,069 27,697 31,846 22,487 22,068 20,431 26,213    
Parole + ATD1 9,940 5,684 18,195 13,407 8,605 24,726 39,945 51,554 40,187 40,066    
Notice to Report (NTR)  0  0  0  0 0 0 0 0      
Expedited Removal (ER) 12,647 8,516 5,570 3,654 3,858 6,030 12,392 15,061 10,119 10,085    
Reinstatement of Prior Order of Removal 1,895 1,924 1,844 1,685 1,912 2,669 3,550 2,776 2,467 2,415    
Warrant of Arrest/Notice To Appear - (Detained) 21,053 25,570 28,562 18,371 22,566 31,844 22,330 23,474 20,907 21,646    
Voluntary Return 2,399 2,228 2,081 2,255 2,706 3,038 2,778 2,498 2,017 1,715    
MPP  0 16 96 135 297 700 831 1,209 1,195 1,535    
Other2 740 518 972 828 703 736 1,057 2,261 3,355 5,261    
Total Title 8 Apprehensions 66,428 79,165 90,760 70,404 68,344 101,589 105,370 120,901 100,678 108,936    
1Subjects enrolled in multiple programs are only counted once based on the following order: PACR, ACA, HARP, MPP
2Processing dispositions may include subjects that do not yet have a final disposition at the time the data was collected or subjects processed under the visa waiver program, turned over to, paroled, etc. 


USBP Monthly Southwest Border Apprehensions by Transfer Destination

Following processing, U.S. Border Patrol arranges transfer of individuals to the appropriate entity based on disposition and other factors such as criminal charges. The transfer destinations below are representative of the time data was aggregated. The data does not reflect subsequent transfer destinations after subjects leave Border Patrol custody and are subject to change if an individual returns to U.S. Border Patrol custody during the same event.

Transfer Destination Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Humanitarian Release 17,631 34,496 32,938 29,776 27,251 31,347 21,548 21,150 19,462 24,728    
Federal1 40,789 39,085 47,929 34,049 34,853 57,996 68,681 77,411 62,657 59,374    
Federal - Northern Triangle Repatriation Flights 1,936 1,715 730 413 669 907 570 1,894 897 629    
Federal - Mexican Repatriation Flights 673 306 770 193 155 177 249 160 994 511    
Port of Entry (Non-MPP) 2,834 2,827 2,558 2,978 3,845 5,590 6,594 7,473 6,005 5,593    
Port of Entry (MPP) 33 217 321 710 1,152 1,706 2,114 2,131 1,894    
State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies 922 499 1,846 888 575 2,407 3,909 9,199 7,400 11,194    
Other2 1,643 201 3,772 1,786 286 2,011 2,106 1,496 1,118 1,695    
Total Title 8 Transfers 66,428 79,162 90,760 70,404 68,344 101,587 105,363 120,897 100,664 105,618    
1Manifested as turned over to other Federal agencies, to include Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health and Human Services, U.S. Marshals, etc.  
2Includes subjects that have not been transferred out of USBP custody at the time the data was collected or subjects manifested as transferred to hospital, paroled, etc.  

USBP Average Daily Subjects In Custody by Southwest Border Sector

U.S. Border Patrol facilities, such as stations and central processing centers, provide short-term holding capacity for the processing and transfer of individuals encountered by agents. Maximum facility capacity along the Southwest border is approximately 5,600, which assumes a homogenous population and full operating status at all facilities. Actual capacity fluctuates constantly based on characteristics of in-custody population, to include demographics, gender, criminality, etc.

Sector Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Big Bend 23 38 42 26 20 27 54 33 27 24    
Del Rio 839 1,298 1,810 1,592 1,180 2,054 1,436 1,226 1,092 1,501    
El Centro 290 361 417 313 264 355 256 453 373 503    
El Paso 548 768 1,865 1,598 1,149 1,395 2,212 2,374 1,262 852    
Laredo 372 697 839 782 599 939 1,092 1,050 833 774    
Rio Grande 2,572 3,495 3,417 1,975 2,376 3,286 2,238 2,917 3,422 2,915    
San Diego 465 665 1,180 678 555 910 670 739 390 684    
Tucson 456 539 523 352 300 693 629 825 451 462    
Yuma 1,571 1,521 2,356 1,488 1,014 2,121 1,779 2,322 1,381 1,517    
Total 7,136 9,382 12,449 8,803 7,457 11,780 10,366 11,938 9,230 9,231    

 

USBP Southwest Border SPP Program Apprehensions Since Program Inception

Apprehension Data includes Deportable Migrants Only

Data Source: EID through BPERT (Unofficial) as of 08/02/2022

SPP Program SPP Program Type Inception Date Apprehensions Since Inception
MPP NTA Program 1/28/2019 82,005
ENV Removal Modality 8/5/2019 36,187
PACR ER Program 10/7/2019 3,075
HARP ER Program 10/28/2019 576
ACA_GUAT ER Program 11/19/2019 1,483
IRI/IFP Removal Modality 12/19/2019 13,496

 

Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)

The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) is an exercise of the Department of Homeland Security’s express statutory authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to return certain applicants for admission, or those who enter illegally between the ports of entry, who are subject to removal proceedings under INA Section 240 Removal Proceedings to Mexico pending removal proceedings. 

Prompt Asylum Claim Review (PACR)

The Prompt Asylum Claim Review (PACR) pathway was developed by U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to promptly address credible fear claims of amenable individuals.

Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), have executed Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs) to facilitate the transfer of individuals to a third country where they will have access to full and fair procedures for determining their protection claims, based on the ACAs.

Humanitarian Asylum Review Process (HARP)

The Humanitarian Asylum Review Process (HARP), was developed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to promptly address credible fear claims of amenable Mexican nationals.

Electronic Nationality Verification

Under the Electronic Nationality Verification (ENV) program U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), remove eligible noncitizens with a final order of removal to their native countries.

Interior Repatriation Initiative (IRI)

Under the Interior Repatriation Initiative (IRI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) and the Mexican Ministry of the Interior, remove eligible noncitizens from Mexico to the interior of Mexico.

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Last Modified: August 15, 2022