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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 JANFY20 TD JAN% Change
FY19 TD JAN to FY20 TD JAN
Big Bend           206           170-17%
Del Rio           638           81928%
El Centro           977           476-51%
El Paso        3,850        1,697-56%
Laredo           785        1,00828%
Rio Grande        8,678        4,221-51%
San Diego        1,175           679-42%
Tucson        1,698        2,61354%
Yuma        2,072           387-81%
USBP Southwest Border Total      20,079      12,070-40%

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 JANFY20 TD JAN% Change
FY19 TD JAN to FY20 TD JAN
Big Bend           261           250-4%
Del Rio        3,307        3,84416%
El Centro        3,516           457-87%
El Paso      25,788        8,085-69%
Laredo           317           39926%
Rio Grande      43,584        7,380-83%
San Diego        6,182        2,151-65%
Tucson        3,897        8,344114%
Yuma      13,123        1,570-88%
USBP Southwest Border Total      99,975      32,480-68%

*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 JANFY20 TD JAN% Change
FY19 TD JAN to FY20 TD JAN
Big Bend        1,745        1,9079%
Del Rio        4,693        6,99949%
El Centro        7,117        6,428-10%
El Paso        5,150      10,03095%
Laredo        9,706      12,50029%
Rio Grande      25,291      21,001-17%
San Diego      11,385      12,79512%
Tucson      14,303      13,700-4%
Yuma        2,148        1,066-50%
USBP Southwest Border Total      81,538      86,4266%

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 JAN
El Salvador16,4049,38917,5129,1434,94912,0211,135
Guatemala17,05713,58918,91314,82722,32730,3294,324
Honduras18,2445,40910,4687,78410,91320,3981,893
Mexico15,63411,01211,9268,87710,13610,4874,105

Southwest Border Family Unit* Apprehensions by Country

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

Family Units* Apprehensions by Country
CountryFY16FY17FY18FY19FY20 TD JAN
El Salvador27,11424,12213,66956,8972,984
Guatemala23,06724,65750,401185,2337,975
Honduras20,22622,36639,439188,4166,933
Mexico3,4812,2712,2616,0044,425

*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 JAN
El Salvador27,22216,49512,75120,8933,485
Guatemala32,62126,38742,99448,60610,494
Honduras22,25817,11026,16144,9817,873
Mexico175,353116,790139,860149,96754,875

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 Paso2,1233282,7825,233
Laredo1172163,4783,811
Rio Grande2,8541,1065,7799,739
San Diego3341283,1793,641
Tucson2,3725933,3716,336
Yuma404125266795
Southwest Border Total9,7242,84122,84035,405

FY20 November

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY20 TD NOVFY20 TD NOVFY20 TD NOVFY20 TD NOV
Big Bend6454408526
Del Rio1,2132271,6773,117
El Centro1401151,6561,911
El Paso2,2924612,3325,085
Laredo902583,0043,352
Rio Grande2,0941,2105,2538,557
San Diego3881703,1203,678
Tucson2,3017413,4736,515
Yuma41671286773
Southwest Border Total8,9983,30721,20933,514

FY20 December

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY20 TD DECFY20 TD DECFY20 TD DEC​​FY20 TD DEC
Big Bend5246445543
Del Rio9362381,8293,003
El Centro1211591,4741,754
El Paso2,2594832,3565,098
Laredo962422,7893,127
Rio Grande1,5931,0355,1997,827
San Diego7572083,1324,097
Tucson2,4167073,5266,649
Yuma365113281759
Southwest Border Total8,5953,23121,03132,857

FY20 January

 FMUAUACSATOTAL
SectorFY20 TD JANFY20 TD JANFY20 TD JAN​​FY20 TD JAN
Big Bend3437534605
Del Rio3621351,8462,343
El Centro1091091,4801,698
El Paso1,4114252,5604,396
Laredo962923,2293,617
Rio Grande8398704,7706,479
San Diego6721733,3644,209
Tucson1,2555723,3305,157
Yuma38578233696
Southwest Border Total5,1632,69121,34629,200
Last modified: 
February 11, 2020