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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 4,968 5,259 4,754 5,107 6,821 8,973 8,897           44,779
Family Units* 23,116 25,164 27,507 24,200 36,531 53,205 58,474           248,197
Single Adult 22,924 21,433 18,487 18,684 23,531 30,653 31,606           167,318
Southwest Border Total Apprehensions 51,008 51,856 50,748 47,991 66,883 92,831 98,977           460,294

*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 April, 98,977 people were apprehended between ports of entry on the Southwest Border, compared with 92,831 in the month of March and 66,883 in February. 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 453 404 350 408 426 423 386           2,850
Family Units* 4,178 4,986 4,382 4,211 4,210 4,196 3,443           29,606
Single Adults 5,053 5,146 5,213 5,619 4,939 6,168 6,144          

38,282

Accompanied Minor Child** 86 70 81 71 76 101 194           679
Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles 9,770 10,606 10,026 10,309 9,651 10,888 10,167           71,417

*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 April, 10,167 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible, compared with 10,888 in the month of March and 9,651 in February. 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: 
May 8, 2019