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Southwest Border Migration FY 2020

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U.S. Border Patrol Southwest Border  Encounters1 FY 2020

USBPDemographicOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPTTotal
Southwest BorderUnaccompanied Alien Child2,8413,3083,2232,6803,0702,9747129661,6032,4262,9983,75630,557
Family Units*9,7219,0068,5955,1614,6103,4557169791,5811,9892,6093,80852,230
Single Adult22,84021,21021,03521,36422,39723,96014,75419,64827,65234,12141,67647,207317,864
Southwest Border Total Apprehensions35,40233,52432,85329,20530,07730,38916,18221,59330,83638,53647,28354,771400,651

*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) 2020, during the month of September, a total of 54,771 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border, compared to 47,283 in August and 38,536 in July. In FY19, a total of 851,508 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 FY 2020

Field OperationsDemographicOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPTTotal
Southwest BorderUnaccompanied Alien Child360369416396420247294288831051272,682
Family Units*3,9984,1383,4583,0372,5071,180227398611068618,764
Single Adults5,2774,5593,7773,9143,6452,6048551,4991,9712,1812,4192,60335,304
Accompanied Minor Child**10253613338401830566810187687
Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles9,7379,1197,7127,3806,6104,0719241,6442,2132,3932,7312,90357,437

*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) 2020, during the month of September, a total of 2,903 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible compared to 2,731 in August and 2,393 in July. In FY 2019, 126,001 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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