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Southwest Border Inadmissibles by Field Office FY2018

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children (0-17 yr old) Inadmissibles

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) compared to the same time period for Fiscal Year 2017.

Unaccompanied Alien Children
Field Offices FYTD 2017 FYTD 2018 % Change 
FYTD17 to FYTD18
El Paso 2,054 2,384 16%
Laredo 1,924 1,797 -7
San Diego 845 1,121 33%
Tucson 975 1,426 46%
Field Ops Southwest Border Total 5,798 6,728 16%

Southwest Border Family Unit Inadmissibles*1

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) compared to the same time period for Fiscal Year 2017.

Family Units
Field Offices FYTD 2017 FYTD 2018 % Change 
FYTD17 to FYTD18
El Paso 5,261 9,918 89%
Laredo 8,896 9,795 10%
San Diego 4,407 10,355 135%
Tucson 4,615 7,327 59%
Field Operations Southwest Border Total 23,179 37,395 61%

Unaccompanied Alien Children Inadmissibles by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect totals for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016, 2017, FYTD 2018 (October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)

Unaccompanied Alien Children by Country
Country FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FYTD 2018
El Salvador 454 2,553 1,709 684
Guatemala 1,378 3,961 2,796 3,152
Honduras 335 1591 1,152 1,410
Mexico 1,713 2,169 1,337 1,308

Family Unit Inadmissibles by Fiscal Year*1

Numbers below reflect the total for  FY 2017 and FYTD 2018 (October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)

Family Unit by Country
Country FY 2017 FYTD 2018
El Salvador 4,195 2,924
Guatemala 6,058 9,730
Honduras 3,817 6,353
Mexico 8,416 13,147

*Note: (Family Unit represents the number of individuals (either a child under 18 years old, parent or legal guardian) deemed inadmissible with a family member by the Office of Field Operations.) 

1Note:Field Operations only started collecting Family Unit numbers as of March 2016

Cuban Inadmissibles

U.S. Customs and Border Protection maintains a robust posture regarding the enforcement of our immigration laws along the nation’s borders and coastal areas. We continue to promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Cuba under our Migration Accords and deter dangerous and unlawful migration from Cuba.

*Effective January 12, 2017, the United States ended the special parole policy, also known as the “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy, for Cuban migrants that has been in place since the mid-1990s. Since then, Cuban nationals who attempt to illegally enter the United States are subject to removal, consistent with our enforcement priorities. These actions are part of the ongoing normalization of relations between the governments of the United States and Cuba, and reflect a commitment to have a broader immigration policy in which we treat people from different countries consistently.

Numbers below reflect totals for Fiscal Years 2012-2017, FYTD 2018 (October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)

Cuban Inadmissibles
Field Office FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FYTD 2018
El Paso 154 219 415 685 5,018 344 131
Laredo 9,429 12,384 15,333 26,181 34,658 14,301 4,503
San Diego 727 959 1,229 1,555 1,589 598 73
Tucson 86 142 132 221 258 167 7
Southwest Border Totals 10,396 13,704 17,109 28,642 41,523 15,410 4,714

Haitian Inadmissibles

Recently, CBP has seen an increase in the number of Haitians arriving at border crossings with no status in the United States. In FY16, CBP officers at Ports of Entry at the Southwest Border saw 6,424 Haitian inadmissibles, which represented a significant increase as compared to FY15. The majority of Haitian inadmissibles are presenting themselves at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which falls under the San Diego Field Office.  In response to the influx, the Office of Field Operations deployed 100 additional officers to support ports of entry within the San Diego Field Office. OFO has also deployed 16 special personnel with Creole fluency to support the processing of Haitian nationals at the ports, has leveraged remote processing capabilities, streamlined administrative case processes with the collaboration of the Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services, and continues to coordinate with the U.S. Border Patrol to support the overflow of Haitian inadmissibles in custody. After officers have processed individuals with no status to legally enter the U.S., Haitians are placed into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further disposition. Some, but not all Haitians arriving at ports of entry without legal status, are expressing credible fear of their return to Haiti.

Numbers below reflect totals for Fiscal Years 2012-2017, FYTD 2018 (October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)

Haitian Inadmissibles
Field Office FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FYTD 2018
El Paso 0 0 1 0 2 17 0
Laredo 1 1 6 1 6 159 2
San Diego 821 921 477 333 6,377 8,065 213
Tucson 0 0 0 0 39 965 1
Southwest Border Totals 822 922 484 334 6,424 9,206 216

 

Southwest Border Inadmissibles Fiscal Year 2018 - By Month

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2018 OCT FY 2018 OCT FY 2018 OCT
El Paso 1,010 283 1,926
Laredo 874 112 4,016
San Diego 709 95 2,208
Tucson 637 139 1,210
Total 3,230 629 9,360

 

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2018 OCT FY 2018 OCT
El Paso 10 0
Laredo 366 1
San Diego 9 29
Tucson 0 0
Total 385 30

*Note:Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the Total Southwest Border Inadmissibles data above

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2018 NOV FY 2018 NOV FY 2018 NOV
El Paso 1,103 247 1,908
Laredo 892 171 3,860
San Diego 993 118 2,819
Tucson 692 136 1,324
Total 3,680 672 9,911

 

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2018 NOV FY 2018 NOV
El Paso 7 0
Laredo 413 0
San Diego 9 34
Tucson 1 0
Total 430 34

*Note:Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the Total Southwest Border Inadmissibles data above

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2018 DEC FY 2018 DEC FY 2018 DEC
El Paso 1,450 337 2,384
Laredo 1,049 187 4,163
San Diego 1,366 163 3,226
Tucson 1,036 217 1,735
Total 4,901 904 11,508

 

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2018 DEC FY 2018 NOV
El Paso 10 0
Laredo 619 0
San Diego 6 26
Tucson 1 1
Total 636 27

*Note:Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the Total Southwest Border Inadmissibles data above

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2018 JAN FY 2018 JAN FY 2018 JAN
El Paso 895 250 1,906
Laredo 958 157 4,015
San Diego 999 110 2,586
Tucson 710 167 1,330
Total 3,562 686 9,837

 

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2018 JAN FY 2018 JAN
El Paso 2 0
Laredo 334 0
San Diego 7 24
Tucson 2 0
Total 345 24

*Note:Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the Total Southwest Border Inadmissibles data above

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2018 FEB FY 2018 FEB FY 2018 FEB
El Paso 981 215 1,954
Laredo 1,008 155 3,779
San Diego 1,252 101 2,974
Tucson 698 114 1,309
Total 3,941 587 10,016

 

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2018 FEB FY 2018 FEB
El Paso 4 0
Laredo 407 0
San Diego 3 20
Tucson 1 0
Total 415 20

*Note:Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the Total Southwest Border Inadmissibles data above

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2018 MAR FY 2018 MAR FY 2018 MAR
El Paso 1,378 383 2,664
Laredo 1,412 310 4,832
San Diego 1,483 191 3,784
Tucson 889 160 1,629
Total 5,162 1,057 12,909

 

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2018 MAR FY 2018 MAR
El Paso 8 0
Laredo 648 0
San Diego 13 20
Tucson 0 0
Total 669 20

*Note:Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the Total Southwest Border Inadmissibles data above

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2018 APR FY 2018 APR FY 2018 APR
El Paso 1,619 339 2,763
Laredo 1,422 298 4,650
San Diego 1,513 136 3,588
Tucson 903 181 1,679
Total 5,445 1,015 12,680

 

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2018 APR FY 2018 APR
El Paso 8 0
Laredo 618 0
San Diego 13 19
Tucson 2 0
Total 641 19

*Note:Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the Total Southwest Border Inadmissibles data above

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2018 MAY FY 2018 MAY FY 2018 MAY
El Paso 1,076 245 2,127
Laredo 1,270 260 4,351
San Diego 1,355 135 3,301
Tucson 1,020 169 1,788
Total 5,445 1,015 11,567

 

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2018 MAY FY 2018 MAY
El Paso 27 0
Laredo 554 0
San Diego 5 16
Tucson 0 0
Total 586 16

*Note:Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the Total Southwest Border Inadmissibles data above

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2018 JUN FY 2018 JUN FY 2018 JUN
El Paso 406 85 1,223
Laredo 910 147 3,563
San Diego 685 72 2,296
Tucson 742 143 1,369
Total 2,743 447 8,451

 

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2018 JUN FY 2018 JUN
El Paso 55 0
Laredo 544 1
San Diego 8 25
Tucson 0 0
Total 607 26

*Note:Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the Total Southwest Border Inadmissibles data above

Last modified: 
July 9, 2018