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Southwest Border Inadmissibles by Field Office FY2017

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

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017) compared to the same time period for Fiscal Year 2016.

Unaccompanied Alien Children
Field Offices FY2016 FY2017 % Change 
FY16 to FY17
El Paso 3,088 2,533 -18%
Laredo 3,192 2,263 -29%
San Diego 2,568 1,087 -58%
Tucson 1,830 1,363 -26%
Field Ops Southwest Border Total 10,678 7,246 -32%

Southwest Border Family Unit Inadmissibles*1

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Year 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017)

Family Units
Field Offices FY2016 FY2017 % Change 
FY16 to FY17
El Paso 5,601 6,889 23%
Laredo 8,261 10,545 28%
San Diego 9,566 5,702 -40%
Tucson 2,634 6,239 137%
Field Operations Southwest Border Total 26,062 29,375 -13%

Unaccompanied Alien Children Inadmissibles by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect totals for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016, FY 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017)

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

Family Unit Inadmissibles by Fiscal Year*1

Numbers below reflect the total for  FY 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017)

Family Unit by Country
Country FY 2017
El Salvador 4,195
Guatemala 6,058
Honduras 3,817
Mexico 8,416

*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 2012-2016, FY 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017)

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

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 2012-2016, FY 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017)

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

 

Southwest Border Inadmissibles Fiscal Year 2017 - By Month

October

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 OCTFY 2017 OCTFY 2017 OCT
El Paso1,5436313,273
Laredo2,7627608,722
San Diego1,0291776,238
Tucson1,1662622,291
Total6,5001,83020,524

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 OCTFY 2017 OCT
El Paso900
Laredo3,71157
San Diego1722,917
Tucson44495
Total4,0173,469

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

November

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 NOVFY 2017 NOVFY 2017 NOV
El Paso1,1985212,713
Laredo2,2545477,051
San Diego8092024,482
Tucson8761671,904
Total5,1371,43716,150

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 NOVFY 2017 NOV
El Paso7815
Laredo2,98926
San Diego1271,772
Tucson44407
Total3,2382,220

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

December

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 DECFY 2017 DECFY 2017 DEC
El Paso9493842,399
Laredo1,5582177,483
San Diego5571483,668
Tucson8042141,611
Total3,86896315,161

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 DECFY 2017 DEC
El Paso1142
Laredo4,59973
San Diego1831,292
Tucson5727
Total4,9531,394

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

January

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 JANFY 2017 JANFY 2017 JAN
El Paso6032371,711
Laredo8151454,093
San Diego706853,779
Tucson6291241,304
Total2,75359110,887

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 JANFY 2017 JAN
El Paso320
Laredo1,4592
San Diego671,605
Tucson1331
Total1,5711,638

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

February

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 FEBFY 2017 FEBFY 2017 FEB
El Paso21192790
Laredo316511,750
San Diego347651,700
Tucson18056561
Total1,0542644,801

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 FEBFY 2017 FEB
El Paso100
Laredo530
San Diego2214
Tucson04
Total65218

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

March

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 MARFY 2017 MARFY 2017 MAR
El Paso16141666
Laredo238241,825
San Diego181301,313
Tucson18826589
Total7681214,393

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 MARFY 2017 MAR
El Paso20
Laredo170
San Diego1100
Tucson00
Total20100

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

April

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 APRFY 2017 APRFY 2017 APR
El Paso13446597
Laredo264402,099
San Diego185241,334
Tucson19828609
Total7811384,639

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 APRFY 2017 APR
El Paso20
Laredo1880
San Diego048
Tucson11
Total19149

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

May

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 MAYFY 2017 MAYFY 2017 MAY
El Paso19745717
Laredo338812,378
San Diego296521,656
Tucson24234670
Total1,0732125,421

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 MAYFY 2017 MAY
El Paso60
Laredo3101
San Diego1145
Tucson50
Total33246

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

June

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 JUNEFY 2017 JUNEFY 2017 JUNE
El Paso26560876
Laredo352622,339
San Diego297641,606
Tucson33264749
Total1,2462505,570

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 JUNEFY 2017 JUNE
El Paso40
Laredo1870
San Diego626
Tucson00
Total19726

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

July

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 JULYFY 2017 JULYFY 2017 JULY
El Paso4001161,068
Laredo518973,157
San Diego332691,689
Tucson428105918
Total1,6783876,832

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 JULYFY 2017 JULY
El Paso30
Laredo2140
San Diego59
Tucson20
Total2249

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

August

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 AUGFY 2017 AUGFY 2017 AUG
El Paso6171471,348
Laredo5891173,826
San Diego428861,948
Tucson6011201,157
Total2,2354708,279

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 AUGFY 2017 AUG
El Paso20
Laredo3030
San Diego1316
Tucson10
Total31916

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

September

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2017 SEPFY 2017 SEPFY 2017 SEP
El Paso6112131,449
Laredo5411223,805
San Diego535852,124
Tucson5951631,240
Total2,2825838,618

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2017 SEPFY 2017 SEP
El Paso10
Laredo2710
San Diego1121
Tucson00
Total28321

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

Last modified: 
December 15, 2017