US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 OCT FY 2017 OCT FY 2017 OCT
El Paso 1,543 631 3,273
Laredo 2,762 760 8,722
San Diego 1,029 177 6,238
Tucson 1,166 262 2,291
Total 6,500 1,830 20,524

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 OCT FY 2017 OCT
El Paso 90 0
Laredo 3,711 57
San Diego 172 2,917
Tucson 44 495
Total 4,017 3,469

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 NOV FY 2017 NOV FY 2017 NOV
El Paso 1,198 521 2,713
Laredo 2,254 547 7,051
San Diego 809 202 4,482
Tucson 876 167 1,904
Total 5,137 1,437 16,150

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 NOV FY 2017 NOV
El Paso 78 15
Laredo 2,989 26
San Diego 127 1,772
Tucson 44 407
Total 3,238 2,220

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 DEC FY 2017 DEC FY 2017 DEC
El Paso 949 384 2,399
Laredo 1,558 217 7,483
San Diego 557 148 3,668
Tucson 804 214 1,611
Total 3,868 963 15,161

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 DEC FY 2017 DEC
El Paso 114 2
Laredo 4,599 73
San Diego 183 1,292
Tucson 57 27
Total 4,953 1,394

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 JAN FY 2017 JAN FY 2017 JAN
El Paso 603 237 1,711
Laredo 815 145 4,093
San Diego 706 85 3,779
Tucson 629 124 1,304
Total 2,753 591 10,887

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 JAN FY 2017 JAN
El Paso 32 0
Laredo 1,459 2
San Diego 67 1,605
Tucson 13 31
Total 1,571 1,638

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 FEB FY 2017 FEB FY 2017 FEB
El Paso 211 92 790
Laredo 316 51 1,750
San Diego 347 65 1,700
Tucson 180 56 561
Total 1,054 264 4,801

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 FEB FY 2017 FEB
El Paso 10 0
Laredo 53 0
San Diego 2 214
Tucson 0 4
Total 65 218

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 MAR FY 2017 MAR FY 2017 MAR
El Paso 161 41 666
Laredo 238 24 1,825
San Diego 181 30 1,313
Tucson 188 26 589
Total 768 121 4,393

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 MAR FY 2017 MAR
El Paso 2 0
Laredo 17 0
San Diego 1 100
Tucson 0 0
Total 20 100

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 APR FY 2017 APR FY 2017 APR
El Paso 134 46 597
Laredo 264 40 2,099
San Diego 185 24 1,334
Tucson 198 28 609
Total 781 138 4,639

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 APR FY 2017 APR
El Paso 2 0
Laredo 188 0
San Diego 0 48
Tucson 1 1
Total 191 49

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 MAY FY 2017 MAY FY 2017 MAY
El Paso 197 45 717
Laredo 338 81 2,378
San Diego 296 52 1,656
Tucson 242 34 670
Total 1,073 212 5,421

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 MAY FY 2017 MAY
El Paso 6 0
Laredo 310 1
San Diego 11 45
Tucson 5 0
Total 332 46

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 JUNE FY 2017 JUNE FY 2017 JUNE
El Paso 265 60 876
Laredo 352 62 2,339
San Diego 297 64 1,606
Tucson 332 64 749
Total 1,246 250 5,570

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 JUNE FY 2017 JUNE
El Paso 4 0
Laredo 187 0
San Diego 6 26
Tucson 0 0
Total 197 26

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 JULY FY 2017 JULY FY 2017 JULY
El Paso 400 116 1,068
Laredo 518 97 3,157
San Diego 332 69 1,689
Tucson 428 105 918
Total 1,678 387 6,832

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 JULY FY 2017 JULY
El Paso 3 0
Laredo 214 0
San Diego 5 9
Tucson 2 0
Total 224 9

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 AUG FY 2017 AUG FY 2017 AUG
El Paso 617 147 1,348
Laredo 589 117 3,826
San Diego 428 86 1,948
Tucson 601 120 1,157
Total 2,235 470 8,279

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 AUG FY 2017 AUG
El Paso 2 0
Laredo 303 0
San Diego 13 16
Tucson 1 0
Total 319 16

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

  FMUA UAC Total Inadmissibles
Field Offices FY 2017 SEP FY 2017 SEP FY 2017 SEP
El Paso 611 213 1,449
Laredo 541 122 3,805
San Diego 535 85 2,124
Tucson 595 163 1,240
Total 2,282 583 8,618

Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles*

  Cubans Haitians
Field Offices FY 2017 SEP FY 2017 SEP
El Paso 1 0
Laredo 271 0
San Diego 11 21
Tucson 0 0
Total 283 21

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

Last modified: 
December 15, 2017