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Southwest Border Inadmissibles by Field Office Fiscal Year 2020

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children (0-17 yr old) Inadmissibles

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 To Date (TD) compared to FY 2020 TD.

Unaccompanied Alien Children by Field Office
Field Office FY 2019 NOV FY 2020 NOV % Change 
FY 2019 NOV to FY 2020 NOV
El Paso 65 30 -54%
Laredo 75 140 87%
San Diego 185 172 -7%
Tucson 80 24 -70%
Southwest Border Total 405 366 -10%

Southwest Border Family Unit* Inadmissibles

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 To Date (TD) compared to FY 2020 TD.

Family Units by Field Office
Field Office FY 2019 NOV FY 2020 NOV % Change 
FY 2019 NOV to FY 2020 NOV
El Paso 1,123 884 -21%
Laredo 1,301 1,546 19%
San Diego 1,641 988 -40%
Tucson 924 736 -20%
Southwest Border Total 4,989 4,154 -17%

*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.

Southwest Border Accompanied Minor Child* Inadmissibles

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 To Date (TD) compared to FY 2020 TD.

Accompanied Minor Children by Field Office
Field Office FY 2019 NOV FY 2020 NOV % Change 
FY 2019 NOV to 2020 NOV
El Paso 3 11 267%
Laredo 48 35 -27%
San Diego 9 1 -89%
Tucson 10 6 -40%
Southwest Border Total 70 53 -24%

*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.

Southwest Border Single Adult Inadmissibles

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 To Date (TD) compared to FY 2020 TD.

Single Adults by Field Office
Field Office FY 2019 NOV FY 2020 NOV % Change 
FY 2019 NOV  to FY 2020 NOV
El Paso 840 802 -5%
Laredo 2,281 1,691 -26%
San Diego 1,518 1,447 -5%
Tucson 509 626 23%
Southwest Border Total 5,148 4,566 -11%

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children Inadmissibles by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - 2019 and FY 2020 TD.

Unaccompanied Alien Children by Country
Country FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 TD NOV
El Salvador 1,721 833 144 55
Guatemala 2,829 3,691 667 30
Honduras 1,173 1,655 531 104
Mexico 1,556 2,210 2,952 523

Southwest Border Family Unit* Inadmissibles by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - 2019 and FY20 TD.

Family Unit by Country
Country FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 TD NOV
El Salvador 4,577 3,738 1,460 89
Guatemala 6,789 12,185 4,452 137
Honduras 4,246 8,327 4,812 344
Mexico 10,628 21,411 30,099 6,144

*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.

Southwest Border Accompanied Minor Child* by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - 2019 and FY 2020 TD.

Accompanied Minor Children by Country
Country FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 TD NOV
El Salvador 24 14 6 2
Guatemala 46 85 13 0
Honduras 34 58 18 2
Mexico 940 1,184 872 141

*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.

Southwest Border Single Adult Inadmissibles by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - 2019 and FY 2020 TD.

Single Adults by Country
Country FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 TD NOV
El Salvador 1,020 1,088 934 66
Guatemala 1,100 1,648 898 66
Honduras 917 1,719 1,966 106
Mexico 41,044 45,525 36,697 6,040

Cuban Inadmissibles

U.S. Customs and Border Protection maintains a robust posture regarding the enforcement of our immigration laws along the nation’s borders and coastal areas. We continue to promote safe, legal, and orderly migration from Cuba under our Migration Accords and deter dangerous and unlawful migration from Cuba.

*Effective January 12, 2017, the United States ended the special parole policy, also known as the “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy, for Cuban migrants that has been in place since the mid-1990s. Since then, Cuban nationals who attempt to illegally enter the United States are subject to removal, consistent with our enforcement priorities. These actions are part of the ongoing normalization of relations between the governments of the United States and Cuba, and reflect a commitment to have a broader immigration policy in which we treat people from different countries consistently.

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2014 - 2019 and FY 2020 TD.

Cuban Inadmissibles
Field Office FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 TD NOV
El Paso 415 685 5,018 340 394 7,480 944
Laredo 15,333 26,181 34,658 14,275 6,533 12,898 882
San Diego 1,229 1,555 1,589 600 131 455 51
Tucson 132 221 258 168 21 666 485
Southwest Border Totals 17,109 28,642 41,523 15,383 7,079 21,499 2,362

Haitian Inadmissibles

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2014 - 2019 and FY 2020 TD.

Haitian Inadmissibles
Field Office FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 TD NOV
El Paso 1 0 2 18 0 0 0
Laredo 6 1 6 160 2 3 7
San Diego 477 333 6,377 8,057 294 1,018 55
Tucson 0 0 39 960 1 0 0
Southwest Border Totals 484 334 6,424 9,195 297 1,021 62

 

Southwest Border Inadmissibles Fiscal Year 2020 - By Month

FMUA:   Family Unit Inadmissible
UAC:      Unaccompanied Alien Children
AMC:     Accompanied Minor Child
SA:         Single Adult

FY20 October

 FMUAUACAMCSATOTAL
Field OfficesFY 2020 OCTFY 2020 OCTFY 2020 OCTFY 2020 OCTFY 2020 OCT
El Paso82249109561,837
Laredo1,381141582,2203,800
San Diego1,018155221,5072,702
Tucson77042116001,423
Total3,9913871015,2839,762

Cuban and Haitian Inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2020 OCTFY 2020 OCT
El Paso4840
Laredo7173
San Diego3932
Tucson2550
Total1,49535

*Note: Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the total Southwest Border inadmissibles data above.

FY20 November

 FMUAUACAMCSATOTAL
Field OfficesFY 2020 NOVFY 2020 NOVFY 2020 NOVFY 2020 NOVFY 2020 NOV
El Paso88430118021,727
Laredo1,546140351,6913,412
San Diego98817211,4472,608
Tucson7362466261,392
Total4,154366534,5669,139

Cuban and Haitian Inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2020 NOVFY 2020 NOV​​​​​​​
El Paso4600
Laredo1654
San Diego1223
Tucson2300
Total86727

*Note: Cuban and Haitian inadmissibles are a subset of the total Southwest Border inadmissibles data above.

Last modified: 
December 9, 2019