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Southwest Border Migration FY 2019

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U.S. Border Patrol Southwest Border Apprehensions FY 2019

USBP Demographic OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP Total
Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Child 4,965 5,259 4,753 5,107 6,817 8,963 8,893 11,489 7,378       63,624
Family Units* 23,115 25,164 27,507 24,189 36,531 53,206 58,716 84,491 57,389       390,308
Single Adult 22,927 21,432 18,487 18,684 23,536 30,666 31,681 36,900 30,130       234,443
Southwest Border Total Apprehensions 51,007 51,855 50,747 47,980 66,884 92,835 99,290 132,880 94,897       688,375

*Family Unit represents the number of individuals (either a child under 18 years old, parent, or legal guardian) apprehended with a family member by the U.S. Border Patrol.

In June, 94,897 people were apprehended between ports of entry on the Southwest Border, compared with 132,880 in the month of May and 99,290 in April. In FY18, a total of 396,579 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border.

For breakdown by Sector, visit USBP Southwest Border Apprehensions by Sector

Office of Field Operations Southwest Border Inadmissibles FY 2019

Field Operations Demographic OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP Total
Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Child 453 404 350 408 426 424 385 386 306       3,542
Family Units* 4,178 4,986 4,382 4,213 4,210 4,214 3,633 4,139 3,618       37,573
Single Adults 5,052 5,146 5,213 5,617 4,937 6,159 6,062 6,798 5,455      

50,439

Accompanied Minor Child** 86 70 81 70 76 91 92 70 68       704
Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles 9,769 10,606 10,026 10,308 9,649 10,888 10,172 11,393 9,447       92,258

*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.

**Accompanied Minor Child 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.

In June, 9,447 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible, compared with 11,393 in the month of May and 10,172 in April. In FY18, 124,511 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible.

OFO inadmissibility metrics include: individuals encountered at ports of entry who are seeking lawful admission into the United States but are determined to be inadmissible, individuals presenting themselves to seek humanitarian protection under our laws, and individuals who withdraw an application for admission and return to their countries of origin within a short timeframe.

For breakdown by Field Office, visit Southwest Border Inadmissibles by Field Office.

Last modified: 
July 10, 2019