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Southwest Border Migration

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U.S. Border Patrol Southwest Border  Encounters1 TD2021 

USBPDemographicOCTTotal
Southwest BorderUnaccompanied Alien Child4,6304,630
Family Units*4,5014,501
Single Adult57,20657,206
Southwest Border Total Apprehensions66,33766,337

*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 Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, during the month of October, a total of 66,337 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border, compared to 54,771 in September and 47,283 in August. In FY20, a total of 400,651 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border.

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

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

 

Office of Field Operations Southwest Border Encounters TD2021

Field OperationsDemographicOCTTotal
Southwest BorderUnaccompanied Alien Child134134
Family Units*113113
Single Adults2,5472,547
Accompanied Minor Child**106106
Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles2,9002,900

*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

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, during the month of October, a total of 2,900 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible compared to 2,903 in September and 2,731 in August. In FY 2020, 57,437 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed 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

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.

Permanent Resident, or admissible alien, and the child is determined to be inadmissible.

Last modified: 
November 19, 2020
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