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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 4,966 5,259 4,753 5,107 6,818 8,968 8,900 11,507         56,278
Family Units* 23,116 25,164 27,507 24,189 36,531 53,208 58,724 84,542         332,981
Single Adult 22,926 21,433 18,488 18,684 23,535 30,664 31,680 36,838         204,248
Southwest Border Total Apprehensions 51,008 51,856 50,748 47,980 66,884 92,840 99,304 132,887         593,507

*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 May, 132,887 people were apprehended between ports of entry on the Southwest Border, compared with 99,304 in the month of April and 92,840 in March. 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         3,236
Family Units* 4,178 4,986 4,382 4,213 4,210 4,214 3,633 4,134         33,950
Single Adults 5,052 5,146 5,213 5,617 4,937 6,160 6,060 6,799        

44,984

Accompanied Minor Child** 86 70 81 70 76 91 92 72         638
Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles 9,769 10,606 10,026 10,308 9,649 10,889 10,170 11,391         82,808

*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 May, 11,391 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible, compared with 10,170 in the month of April and 10,889 in March. 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: 
June 7, 2019