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Southwest Border Inadmissibles by Field Office

NOTE: This webpage is no longer updated. For updated monthly encounter information, please visit the Southwest Land Border Encounters (By Component) dashboard.


 

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Children (0-17 yr old) Encounters1

Comparisons below reflect Year to Date (YTD) 2020 compared to YTD 2021.

Unaccompanied Children by Field Office
Field OfficeFY20 TD MARFY21 TD MAR% Change 
FY20 TD MAR to FY21 TD MAR
El Paso                      195                       138-29%
Laredo                      803                       141-82%
San Diego                    1,049                       581-45%
Tucson                      161                         85-47%
Southwest Border Total                   2,208                       945-57%

1 Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Family Unit* Encounters1

Comparisons below reflect YTD 2020 compared to YTD 2021.

Family Units by Field Office
Field OfficeFY20 TD MARFY21 TD MAR% Change 
FY20 TD FEB to FY21 TD MAR
El Paso                   3,769                         106-97%
Laredo                   6,532                       271-96%
San Diego                   4,511                       1,104-76%
Tucson                   3,506                       168-95%
Southwest Border Total                 18,318                       1,649-91%

*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.

1 Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Accompanied Minor * Encounters1

Comparisons below reflect YTD 2020 compared to YTD 2021.

Accompanied Minors by Field Office
Field OfficeFY20 TD MARFY21 TD MAR% Change 
FY20 TD FEB to FY21 TD MAR
El Paso                        26                         116346%
Laredo                      204                       166-19%
San Diego                        41                       324690%
Tucson                        56                         9163%
Southwest Border Total                      327                       697113%

*Accompanied Minor represents a child accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and the parent or legal guardian is either a U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident or admissible alien, and the child is determined to be inadmissible.

1 Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Single Adult Encounters1

Comparisons below reflect YTD 2020 compared to YTD 2021.

Single Adults by Field Office
Field OfficeFY20 TD MARFY21 TD MAR% Change 
FY20 TD FEB to FY21 TD MAR
El Paso                   3,805                    2,014-47%
Laredo                   9,143                    3,630-60%
San Diego                   8,153                    9,18613%
Tucson                   2,675                    1,348-50%
Southwest Border Total                 23,776                  16,178-32%

1 Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Children Encounters1 by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - YTD2021.

Unaccompanied Children by Country
CountryFY 2017 FY 2018FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021 TD MAR
El Salvador1,72183314418418
Guatemala2,8293,69166714894
Honduras1,1731,65553132240
Mexico1,5562,2102,9521,933770

1 Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Family Unit* Encounters1 by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - YTD 2021.

Family Unit by Country
CountryFY 2017 FY 2018FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021 TD MAR
El Salvador4,5773,7381,46024437
Guatemala6,78912,1854,45224477
Honduras4,2468,3274,81266968
Mexico10,62821,41130,09914,346794

*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.

1 Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Accompanied Minor*  Encounters1 by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - YTD 2021.

Accompanied Minor by Country
CountryFY 2017 FY 2018FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021 TD MAR
El Salvador24146410
Guatemala468513937
Honduras3458181433
Mexico9401,184872595580

*Accompanied Minor represents a child accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and the parent or legal guardian is either a U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident or admissible alien, and the child is determined to be inadmissible.

1 Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

Southwest Border Single Adult Encounters1 by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - YTD 2021.

Single Adults by Country
CountryFY 2017 FY 2018FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021 TD MAR
El Salvador1,0201,088934249181
Guatemala1,1001,648898410282
Honduras9171,7191,966447289
Mexico41,04445,52536,69727,71914,501

1 Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

 

Southwest Border Encounters1 Fiscal Year 2020 - By Month

1 Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

FMUA:   Family Unit Apprehension
UC:      Unaccompanied Children
AM:     Accompanied Minor 
SA:         Single Adult
 

October

 FMUAUCAMSATOTAL
Field OfficesFY 21 OCTFY 21 OCTFY 21 OCTFY 21 OCTFY 21 OCT
El Paso21339318372
Laredo232419602668
San Diego5677411,3881,562
Tucson321713236298
Total1131311122,5442,900

November

 FMUAUCAMSATOTAL
Field OfficesFY 21 NOVFY 21 NOVFY 21 NOVFY 21 NOVFY 21 NOV
El Paso61414345379
Laredo132330582648
San Diego8768371,4721,664
Tucson24198207258
Total130124892,6062,949

December

 FMUAUCAMSATOTAL
Field OfficesFY 21 DECFY 21 DECFY 21 DECFY 21 DECFY 21 DEC
El Paso72122341391
Laredo162026575637
San Diego11385321,3571,587
Tucson20147220261
Total156140872,4932,876

January

 FMUAUCAMSATOTAL
Field OfficesFY 21 JANFY 21 JANFY 21 JANFY 21 JANFY 21 JAN
El Paso103011363414
Laredo241918557618
San Diego176102611,5361,875
Tucson201315175223
Total2301641052,6313,130

February

 FMUAUCAMSATOTAL
Field OfficesFY 21 FEBFY 21 FEBFY 21 FEBFY 21 FEBFY 21 FEB
El Paso283412319394
Laredo442033589686
San Diego20597771,7142,093
Tucson23918244294
Total3011601402,8663,467

March

 FMUAUCAMSATOTAL
Field OfficesFY 21 MARFY 21 MARFY 21 MARFY 21 MARFY 21 MAR
El Paso522618332428
Laredo1513540725951
San Diego467153711,7072,398
Tucson491330267359
Total7192271593,0314,136