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Southwest Border Inadmissibles by Field Office Fiscal Year 2020

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children (0-17 yr old) Encounters1

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

Unaccompanied Alien Children by Field Office
Field Office FY 2019 FY 2020 % Change 
FY 2019 to FY 2020
El Paso 774 287 -63%
Laredo 819 900 10%
San Diego 2,264 1,287 -43%
Tucson 757 208 -73%
Southwest Border Total 4,614 2,682 -42%

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

Southwest Border Family Unit* Encounters1

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

Family Units by Field Office
Field Office FY 2019 FY 2020 % Change 
FY 2019 to FY 2020
El Paso 13,047 3,835 -71%
Laredo 16,820 6,641 -61%
San Diego 13,558 4,676 -66%
Tucson 10,005 3,612 -64%
Southwest Border Total 53,430 18,764 -65%

*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.

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

Southwest Border Accompanied Minor Child* Encounters1

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

Accompanied Minor Children by Field Office
Field Office FY 2019 FY 2020 % Change 
FY 2019 to FY2020
El Paso 128 141 10%
Laredo 651 323 -50%
San Diego 84 116 38%
Tucson 88 107 22%
Southwest Border Total 951 687 -28%

*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.

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

Southwest Border Single Adult Encounters1

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

Single Adults by Field Office
Field Office FY 2019  FY 2020 % Change 
FY 2019 to FY 2020
El Paso 12,644 5,424 -57%
Laredo 29,625 12,597 -57%
San Diego 18,839 13,749 -27%
Tucson 5,898 3,534 -40%
Southwest Border Total 67,006 35,304 -47%

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

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children Encounters1 by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - 2020.

Unaccompanied Alien Children by Country
Country FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
El Salvador 1,721 833 144 184
Guatemala 2,829 3,691 667 148
Honduras 1,173 1,655 531 322
Mexico 1,556 2,210 2,952 1,933

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

Southwest Border Family Unit* Encounters1 by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - 2020.

Family Unit by Country
Country FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
El Salvador 4,577 3,738 1,460 244
Guatemala 6,789 12,185 4,452 244
Honduras 4,246 8,327 4,812 669
Mexico 10,628 21,411 30,099 14,346

*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.

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

Southwest Border Accompanied Minor Child*  Encounters1 by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - 2020.

Accompanied Minor Children by Country
Country FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
El Salvador 24 14 6 4
Guatemala 46 85 13 9
Honduras 34 58 18 14
Mexico 940 1,184 872 595

*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.

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

Southwest Border Single Adult Encounters1 by Fiscal Year

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2017 - 2020.

Single Adults by Country
Country FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
El Salvador 1,020 1,088 934 249
Guatemala 1,100 1,648 898 410
Honduras 917 1,719 1,966 447
Mexico 41,044 45,525 36,697 27,719

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

Southwest Border Encounters1 Fiscal Year 2020 - By Month

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

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

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 OCT FY 2020 OCT FY 2020 OCT FY 2020 OCT FY 2020 OCT
El Paso 838 47 11 955 1,851
Laredo 1,370 140 58 2,216 3,784
San Diego 1,020 131 22 1,506 2,679
Tucson 770 42 11 600 1,423
Total 3,998 360 102 5,277 9,737

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 NOV FY 2020 NOV FY 2020 NOV FY 2020 NOV FY 2020 NOV
El Paso 884 32 11 802 1,729
Laredo 1,534 152 35 1,686 3,407
San Diego 984 161 1 1,446 2,592
Tucson 736 24 6 625 1,391
Total 4,138 369 53 4,559 9,119

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 DEC FY 2020 DEC FY 2020 DEC FY 2020 DEC FY 2020 DEC
El Paso 767 37 0 538 1,342
Laredo 1,281 147 48 1,430 2,906
San Diego 864 193 8 1,394 2,459
Tucson 546 39 5 415 1,005
Total 3,458 416 61 3,777 7,712

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 JAN FY 2020 JAN FY 2020 JAN FY 2020 JAN FY 2020 JAN
El Paso 627 40 1 604 1,272
Laredo 1,041 143 26 1,506 2,716
San Diego 836 192 2 1,412 2,442
Tucson 533 21 4 392 950
Total 3,037 396 33 3,914 7,380

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 FEB FY 2020 FEB FY 2020 FEB FY 2020 FEB FY 2020 FEB
El Paso 425 19 3 512 959
Laredo 851 160 22 1,381 2,414
San Diego 592 217 2 1,380 2,191
Tucson 639 24 11 372 1,046
Total 2,507 420 38 3,645 6,610

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 MAR FY 2020 MAR FY 2020 MAR FY 2020 MAR FY 2020 MAR
El Paso 228 20 0 394 642
Laredo 455 61 15 924 1,455
San Diego 215 155 6 1,015 1,391
Tucson 282 11 19 271 583
Total 1,180 247 40 2,604 4,071

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 APR FY 2020 APR FY 2020 APR FY 2020 APR FY 2020 APR
El Paso 2 8 2 136 148
Laredo 8 3 13 243 267
San Diego 0 12 3 415 430
Tucson 12 6 0 61 79
Total 22 29 18 855 924

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 MAY FY 2020 MAY FY 2020 MAY FY 2020 MAY FY 2020 MAY
El Paso 11 9 11 222 253
Laredo 31 14 11 472 528
San Diego 21 18 5 686 730
Tucson 10 1 3 119 133
Total 73 42 30 1,499 1,644

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 JUN FY 2020 JUN FY 2020 JUN FY 2020 JUN FY 2020 JUN
El Paso 6 17 27 344 394
Laredo 13 10 12 504 539
San Diego 38 55 3 968 1,064
Tucson 41 6 14 155 216
Total 98 88 56 1,971 2,213

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 JUL FY 2020 JUL FY 2020 JUL FY 2020 JUL FY 2020 JUL
El Paso 18 27 26 357 428
Laredo 14 7 19 645 685
San Diego 18 42 11 1,049 1,120
Tucson 11 7 12 130 160
Total 61 83 68 2,181 2,393

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 AUG FY 2020 AUG FY 2020 AUG FY 2020 AUG FY 2020 AUG
El Paso 20 13 24 301 358
Laredo 21 22 37 791 871
San Diego 51 59 23 1,133 1,266
Tucson 14 11 17 194 236
Total 106 105 101 2,419 2,731

  FMUA UAC AMC SA TOTAL
Field Offices FY 2020 SEP FY 2020 SEP FY 2020 SEP FY 2020  FY 2020 SEP
El Paso 9 18 25 259 311
Laredo 22 41 27 799 889
San Diego 37 52 30 1,345 1,464
Tucson 18 16 5 200 239
Total 86 127 87 2,603 2,903
  • Last Modified: September 28, 2022