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Southwest Border Migration FY 2020

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U.S. Border Patrol Southwest Border  Encounters1 FY 2020

USBPDemographicOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGTotal
Southwest BorderUnaccompanied Alien Child2,8423,3083,2252,6803,0702,9747129651,5992,4292,98226,786
Family Units*9,7229,0068,5955,1614,6103,4557169751,5811,9852,58748,393
Single Adult22,84321,21121,03821,36422,39823,95914,73419,61027,58734,04941,295270,088
Southwest Border Total Apprehensions35,40733,52532,85829,20530,07830,38816,16221,55030,76738,46346,864345,267

*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.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 To Date (TD), during the month of August, a total of 46,864 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border, compared to 38,463 in July and 30,767 in June. In FY19, a total of 851,508 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border.

1 Beginning in March FY20,  USBP Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics

For breakdown by Sector, visit USBP Southwest Border Apprehensions by Sector

 

Office of Field Operations Southwest Border Encounters FY 2020

Field OperationsDemographicOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGTotal
Southwest BorderUnaccompanied Alien Child360369416396420247294288831062,556
Family Units*3,9984,1383,4583,0372,5071,1802273986110618,678
Single Adults5,2764,5583,7753,9103,6382,5878551,4991,9712,1832,41832,670
Accompanied Minor Child**102536133384018305668100599
Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles9,7369,1187,7107,3766,6034,0549241,6442,2132,3952,73054,503

*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.

**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

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 To Date (TD), during the month of August, a total of 2,395 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible compared to 2,395  in July and 2,213 in June. In FY 2019, 126,001 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed 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

OFO inadmissibility metrics include: individuals encountered at ports of entry who are seeking lawful admission into the United States but are determined to be inadmissible, individuals presenting themselves to seek humanitarian protection under our laws, and individuals who withdraw an application for admission and return to their countries of origin within a short timeframe.

For breakdown by Field Office, visit Southwest Border Inadmissibles by Field Office.

Permanent Resident, or admissible alien, and the child is determined to be inadmissible.

Last modified: 
September 4, 2020
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