Southwest Border Migration
U.S. Border Patrol Southwest Border Encounters1 TD2021
|Southwest Border||Unaccompanied Alien Child||4,661||4,467||9,128|
|Southwest Border Total Apprehensions||67,639||67,101||134,740|
*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 November, a total of 67,101 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border, compared to 67,639 in October and 54,771 in September. 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 1 TD2021
|Southwest Border||Unaccompanied Alien Child||131||125||256|
|Accompanied Minor Child**||112||88||200|
|Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles||2,900||2,951||5,851|
*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 November, a total of 2,951 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible compared to 2,900 in October and 2,903 in September. 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.