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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 4,964 5,259 4,752 5,106 6,817 8,959 8,891 11,476 7,372 5,561     69,157
Family Units* 23,115 25,164 27,507 24,188 36,531 53,205 58,716 84,491 57,355 42,566     432,838
Single Adult 22,931 21,432 18,489 18,685 23,534 30,670 31,678 36,903 30,181 23,872     258,375
Southwest Border Total Apprehensions 51,010 51,855 50,748 47,979 66,882 92,834 99,285 132,870 94,908 71,999     760,370

*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 July, 71,999 people were apprehended between ports of entry on the Southwest Border, compared with 94,908 in the month of June and 132,870 in May. 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 454 405 351 410 426 424 385 386 306 291     3,838
Family Units* 4,178 4,986 4,390 4,223 4,210 4,215 3,637 4,139 3,627 4,344     41,949
Single Adults 5,058 5,148 5,221 5,629 4,950 6,168 6,076 6,801 5,458 5,326    

55,835

Accompanied Minor Child** 86 70 81 70 76 91 92 70 68 89     793
Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles 9,776 10,609 10,043 10,332 9,662 10,898 10,190 11,396 9,459 10,050     102,415

*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 July, 10,050 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible, compared with 9,459 in the month of June and 11,396 in May. 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: 
August 8, 2019