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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 89 795 696 452 657 106 135 157 135 112 150
Notice to Appear (NTA)2 2,469 3,049 3,235 1,657 1,719 2,826 7,344 11,662 10,863 13,475 17,456 14,959
Notice to Appear (NTA) - Person Released 0 0 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 0 0
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)-Removal - Limited Review3 0 0 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 0 2
Stowaway - Limited Review3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Credible Fear Inadmissibles 2,392 2,946 3,804 2,263 2,029 3,259 7,109 11,326 10,627 13,395 17,296 14,892

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 1,278 1,474 1,626 1,823 1,775 1,439
Laredo 575 1,007 1,213 1,513 1,648 2,024 5,800 6,058 6,376 8,378 11,270 8.470
San Diego 2,879 3,575 4,272 2,357 2,019 5,610 22,256 6,219 4,787 5,337 6,387 7,109
Tucson 201 379 333 329 318 502 697 838 757 840 851 1,152
Total 3,887 5,493 6,340 4,807 4,569 8,992 30,031 14,589 13,546 16,378 20,283 18,170

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 0 0
Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA) Program - Expedited Removal - Credible Fear (ERCF) 0 0 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 0 0
Humanitarian Asylum Review Process (HARP) Program -Expedited Removal - Credible Fear (ERCF) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HARP - Notice to Appear 0 0 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 21 21 34 24 36 48 76 55
ICE/ERO 2,268 2,681 3,186 1,638 1,296 2,324 2,654 5,105 3,822 3,899 584 947
ICE/HSI 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
OFO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Return to Foreign 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USBP 18 45 31 22 37 51 40 44 76 69 79 93
Total 2,317 2,758 3,253 1,676 1,354 2,396 2,728 5,175 3,934 4,018 739 1,095


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
In Custody Capacity 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 902 902 902
% 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%)2 131 (14.5%)2 168 (18.6%)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 3,887 5,493 6,340 4,807 4,569 8,992 30,031 14,589 13,546 16,378 20,283 18,170
Title 19 8,429 12,128 9,158 4,920 3,727 2,865 2,647 1,426 1,233 1,299 1,199 747
Title 42 1,837 2,337 2,311 2,190 2,271 2,401 2,250 2,177 1,889 1,950 2,030 1,780

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) 17,757 34,705 33,439 30,069 27,711 31,860 22,523 22,175 20,525 26,547 33,899 9,766
Parole + ATD1 9,938 5,683 18,193 13,401 8,598 24,714 39,918 51,481 40,148 39,877 31,090 95,191
Notice to Report (NTR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Expedited Removal (ER) 12,644 8,515 5,572 3,655 3,854 6,033 12,391 15,044 10,075 10,211 13,476 9,382
Reinstatement of Prior Order of Removal 1,891 1,923 1,842 1,684 1,914 2,666 3,555 2,781 2,467 2,419 2,321 2,179
Warrant of Arrest/Notice To Appear - (Detained) 21,060 25,575 28,567 18,380 22,572 31,862 22,356 23,561 20,988 21,834 24,120 14,476
Voluntary Return 2,400 2,228 2,082 2,256 2,706 3,041 2,782 2,504 2,038 1,760 2,064 2,069
MPP 0 16 96 132 284 680 794 1,096 1,061 1,264 151 0
Other2 737 520 969 775 649 645 861 2,131 2,306 2,166 1,974 2,062
Total Title 8 Apprehensions 66,427 79,165 90,760 70,352 68,288 101,501 105,180 120,773 99,608 106,078 109,095 135,125


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 17,634 34,492 32,937 29,774 27,254 31,340 21,557 21,167 19,448 25,571 33,619 9,240
Federal1 40,760 39,068 47,918 34,029 34,832 57,954 68,617 77,355 61,941 59,882 54,080 61,751
Federal - Northern Triangle Repatriation Flights 1,936 1,715 730 413 669 907 570 1,894 896 633 384 479
Federal - Mexican Repatriation Flights 673 307 770 193 155 179 250 160 995 488 163 125
Port of Entry (Non-MPP) 2,852 2,846 2,570 2,949 3,813 5,537 6,466 7,432 5,690 4,921 4,899 4,479
Port of Entry (MPP) 33 217 321 708 1,149 1,698 2,089 2,124 2,190 371 0
State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies 919 498 1,839 884 566 2,405 3,889 9,185 7,373 11,218 15,232 16,771
Other2 1,653 205 3,779 1,789 291 2,028 2,131 1,491 1,141 1,175 345 38,868
Total Title 8 Transfers 66,427 79,164 90,760 70,352 68,288 101,499 105,178 120,773 99,608 106,078 109,093 131,713

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 24 18
Del Rio 839 1,298 1,810 1,592 1,180 2,054 1,436 1,226 1,092 1,501 1,662 1,442
El Centro 290 361 417 313 264 355 256 453 373 503 517 463
El Paso 548 768 1,865 1,598 1,149 1,395 2,212 2,374 1,262 853 1,636 3,111
Laredo 372 697 839 782 599 939 1,092 1,050 833 774 867 743
Rio Grande 2,572 3,495 3,417 1,975 2,376 3,285 2,238 2,917 3,422 2,914 1,896 2,846
San Diego 465 665 1,180 678 555 910 670 739 390 681 804 1,047
Tucson 456 539 523 352 300 693 629 825 451 462 750 804
Yuma 1,571 1,521 2,356 1,488 1,014 2,121 1,779 2,322 1,381 1,518 1,477 1,386
Total 7,136 9,382 12,449 8,803 7,457 11,780 10,365 11,938 9,230 9,229 9,634 11,861

USBP Southwest Border SPP Program Apprehensions Since Program Inception

Apprehension Data includes Deportable Migrants Only

Data Source: EID through BPERT (Unofficial) as of 10/14/2022

SPP Program SPP Program Type Inception Date Apprehensions Since Inception
MPP NTA Program 1/28/2019 82,248
ENV Removal Modality 8/5/2019 37,049
PACR ER Program 10/7/2019 3,079
HARP ER Program 10/28/2019 585
ACA_GUAT ER Program 11/19/2019 1,484
IRI/IFP Removal Modality 12/19/2019 13,776

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: November 14, 2022