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Southwest Border Inadmissibles by Field Office Fiscal Year 2019

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

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year To Date 2019 compared to Fiscal Year 2018.

Unaccompanied Alien Children by Field Office
Field Office FY18TD JAN FY19TD JAN % Change 
FY 18TD JAN to FY 19TD JAN
El Paso 1,165 283 -76%
Laredo 649 289 -55%
San Diego 548 726 32%
Tucson 671 323 -52%
Southwest Border Total 3,033 1,621 -47%

Southwest Border Family Unit Inadmissibles*

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Year 2019 compared to Fiscal Year 2018.

Family Units by Field Office
Field Office FY18TD JAN FY19TD JAN % Change 
FY 18TD JAN FY 19TD JAN
El Paso 4,985 4,051 -19%
Laredo 4,171 4,913 18%
San Diego 4,857 5,500 13%
Tucson 3,419 3,295 -4%
Southwest Border Total 17,432 17,759 2%

Unaccompanied Alien Children Inadmissibles by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - 2019 TD

Unaccompanied Alien Children by Country
Country FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 19TD JAN
El Salvador 1,721 833 45
Guatemala 2,829 3,691 383
Honduras 1,173 1,655 253
Mexico 1,556 2,210 835

Family Unit Inadmissibles by Fiscal Year*

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - 2019 TD

Family Unit by Country
Country FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 19TD JAN
El Salvador 4,577 3,738 721
Guatemala 6,789 12,185 2,829
Honduras 4,246 8,327 1,995
Mexico 10,628 21,411 8,275

*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.

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 totals for Fiscal Years 2014-2018, 2019 TD

Cuban Inadmissibles
Field Office FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 19TD JAN
El Paso 415 685 5,018 340 394 1,988
Laredo 15,333 26,181 34,658 14,275 6,533 2,870
San Diego 1,229 1,555 1,589 600 131 72
Tucson 132 221 258 168 21 88
Southwest Border Totals 17,109 28,642 41,523 15,383 7,079 5,018

Haitian Inadmissibles

The number of Haitian inadmissibles arriving at ports of entry has decreased dramatically, with a decline of 97 percent compared to last year, attributable to the end of Temporary Protected Status in November 2017.

Numbers below reflect totals for Fiscal Years 2014-2018, 2019 TD

Haitian Inadmissibles
Field Office FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 19TD JAN
El Paso 1 0 2 18 0 0
Laredo 6 1 6 160 2 0
San Diego 477 333 6,377 8,057 294 216
Tucson 0 0 39 960 1 0
Southwest Border Totals 484 334 6,424 9,195 297 216

 

Southwest Border Inadmissibles Fiscal Year 2019 - By Month

FY19 October

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2019 OCTFY 2019 OCTFY 2019 OCT
El Paso835851,503
Laredo1,179723,687
San Diego1,3031803,133
Tucson8611181,447
Total4,1784559,770

Cuban and Haitian Inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2019 OCTFY 2019 OCT
El Paso1660
Laredo7950
San Diego3537
Tucson190
Total1,01537

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

FY19 November

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2019 NOVFY 2019 NOVFY 2019 NOV
El Paso1,123

65

2,031
Laredo1,298753,701
San Diego1,6411843,352
Tucson924801,522
Total4,98640410,606

Cuban and Haitian Inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2019 NOVFY 2019 NOV
El Paso5020
Laredo7200
San Diego1747
Tucson160
Total1,25547

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

FY19 December

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2019 DECFY 2019 DECFY 2019 DEC
El Paso978

55

2,127
Laredo1,193633,518
San Diego1,4981743,106
Tucson714611,279
Total4,38335310,030

Cuban and Haitian Inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2019 DECFY 2019 DEC
El Paso6960
Laredo7330
San Diego753
Tucson300
Total1,46653

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

FY19 January

 FMUAUACTotal Inadmissibles
Field OfficesFY 2019 JANFY 2019 JANFY 2019 JAN
El Paso1,115782,310
Laredo1,243813,712
San Diego1,0581882,970
Tucson796621,322
Total4,21240910,314

Cuban and Haitian Inadmissibles*

 CubansHaitians
Field OfficesFY 2019 JANFY 2019 JAN
El Paso6240
Laredo6220
San Diego1379
Tucson230
Total1,28279

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

Last modified: 
February 8, 2019
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