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U.S. Border Patrol Southwest Border Apprehensions by Sector Fiscal Year 2020

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

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

Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions by Sector
SectorFY19 TD FEBFY20 TD FEB% Change
FY19 TD FEB to FY20 TD FEB
Big Bend           267           222-17%
Del Rio           877        1,00515%
El Centro        1,313           595-55%
El Paso        5,372        2,156-60%
Laredo        1,034        1,31127%
Rio Grande      11,588        5,243-55%
San Diego        1,558           862-45%
Tucson        2,136        3,27954%
Yuma        2,751           464-83%
USBP Southwest Border Total      26,896      15,137-44%

Southwest Border Family Unit* Apprehensions

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

Family Unit* Apprehensions by Sector
SectorFY19 TD FEBFY20 TD FEB% Change
FY19 TD FEB to FY20 TD FEB
Big Bend           447           256-43%
Del Rio        5,569        4,231-24%
El Centro        4,705           719-85%
El Paso      36,679        8,561-77%
Laredo           378           50634%
Rio Grande      58,014        8,129-86%
San Diego        8,218        3,191-61%
Tucson        4,921        9,31389%
Yuma      17,574        2,184-88%
USBP Southwest Border Total    136,505      37,090-73%

*Note: 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.

Southwest Border Single Adult Apprehensions

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

Single Adult Apprehensions by Sector
SectorFY19 TD FEBFY20 TD FEB% Change
FY19 TD FEB to FY20 TD FEB
Big Bend        2,343        2,4113%
Del Rio        6,205        9,05246%
El Centro        8,911        8,068-9%
El Paso        6,908      12,46480%
Laredo      12,519      16,03228%
Rio Grande      33,317      25,925-22%
San Diego      14,414      16,24413%
Tucson      17,752      17,252-3%
Yuma        2,705        1,376-49%
USBP Southwest Border Total    105,074    108,8244%

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions by Country

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2014 - 2019 and FY20 TD.

Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions by Country
CountryFY14FY15FY16FY17FY18FY19FY20 TD FEB
El Salvador16,4049,38917,5129,1434,94912,0211,405
Guatemala17,05713,58918,91314,82722,32730,3295,413
Honduras18,2445,40910,4687,78410,91320,3982,327
Mexico15,63411,01211,9268,87710,13610,4875,238

Southwest Border Family Unit* Apprehensions by Country

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2016 - 2019 and FY20 TD.

Family Units* Apprehensions by Country
CountryFY16FY17FY18FY19FY20 TD FEB
El Salvador27,11424,12213,66956,8973,254
Guatemala23,06724,65750,401185,2338,872
Honduras20,22622,36639,439188,4167,568
Mexico3,4812,2712,2616,0045,191

*Note: 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.

Southwest Border Single Adult Apprehensions by Country

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2016 - 2019 and FY20 TD.

Single Adult Apprehensions by Country
CountryFY16FY17FY18FY19FY20 TD FEB
El Salvador27,22216,49512,75120,8934,333
Guatemala32,62126,38742,99448,60613,314
Honduras22,25817,11026,16144,9819,698
Mexico175,353116,790139,860149,96769,701

Southwest Border Family Unit Subject, Unaccompanied Alien Children, and Single Adult Apprehensions Fiscal Year 2020 - By Month

FMUA:   Family Unit Apprehensions
UAC:      Unaccompanied Alien Children
SA:         Single Adult

FY20 October

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY20 TD OCTFY20 TD OCTFY20 TD OCTFY20 TD OCT
Big Bend10033520653
Del Rio1,3332191,6473,199
El Centro87931,8181,998
El Paso2,1223292,7835,234
Laredo1172163,4783,811
Rio Grande2,8541,1055,7819,740
San Diego3341283,1783,640
Tucson2,3725933,3716,336
Yuma404125266795
Southwest Border Total9,7232,84122,84235,406

FY20 November

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY20 TD NOVFY20 TD NOVFY20 TD NOVFY20 TD NOV
Big Bend6454407526
Del Rio1,2132271,6793,119
El Centro1401161,6551,911
El Paso2,2934612,3335,087
Laredo902583,0043,352
Rio Grande2,0941,2105,2528,556
San Diego3881703,1203,678
Tucson2,3017413,4736,515
Yuma41671286773
Southwest Border Total8,9993,30921,20933,517

FY20 December

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY20 TD DECFY20 TD DECFY20 TD DEC​​FY20 TD DEC
Big Bend5246445543
Del Rio9362371,8303,003
El Centro1211591,4731,753
El Paso2,2594822,3575,098
Laredo962422,7893,127
Rio Grande1,5931,0345,1987,825
San Diego7572083,1324,097
Tucson2,4167083,5256,649
Yuma365113281759
Southwest Border Total8,5953,22921,03032,854

FY20 January

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY20 TD JANFY20 TD JANFY20 TD JAN​​FY20 TD JAN
Big Bend3436535605
Del Rio3621341,8512,347
El Centro1091091,4811,699
El Paso1,4114262,5594,396
Laredo962903,2313,617
Rio Grande8398674,7726,478
San Diego6721733,3644,209
Tucson1,2555693,3355,159
Yuma38578233696
Southwest Border Total5,1632,68221,36129,206

FY20 February

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY20 TD FEBFY20 TD FEBFY20 TD FEB​​FY20 TD FEB
Big Bend652504562
Del Rio3871882,0452,620
El Centro2621181,6412,021
El Paso4764582,4323,366
Laredo1073053,5303,942
Rio Grande7491,0274,9226,698
San Diego1,0401833,4504,673
Tucson9696683,5485,185
Yuma614773101,001
Southwest Border Total4,6103,07622,38230,068
Last modified: 
March 5, 2020