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Southwest Border Migration FY 2019

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U.S. Border Patrol Southwest Border Apprehensions FY 2019

USBP Demographic OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP Total
Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Child 4,963 5,258 4,752 5,105 6,817 8,956 8,882 11,475 7,373 5,563 3,729   72,873
Family Units* 23,115 25,164 27,507 24,188 36,530 53,206 58,715 84,490 57,353 42,546 25,057   457,871
Single Adult 22,931 21,433 18,489 18,686 23,533 30,671 31,677 36,894 30,178 23,873 21,907   280,272
Southwest Border Total Apprehensions 51,009 51,855 50,748 47,979 66,880 92,833 99,274 132,859 94,904 71,982 50,693   811,016

*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 August, 50,693 people were apprehended between ports of entry on the Southwest Border, compared with 71,982 in the month of July and 94,904 in June. In FY18, a total of 396,579 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border.

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

Office of Field Operations Southwest Border Inadmissibles FY 2019

Field Operations Demographic OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP Total
Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Child 454 405 351 410 426 424 385 386 306 292 396   4,235
Family Units* 4,178 4,989 4,390 4,223 4,210 4,215 3,637 4,139 3,627 4,364 5,993   47,965
Single Adults 5,058 5,148 5,221 5,629 4,950 6,169 6,075 6,801 5,457 5,328 6,838  

62,674

Accompanied Minor Child** 86 70 81 70 76 91 92 70 68 89 86   879
Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles 9,776 10,612 10,043 10,332 9,662 10,899 10,189 11,396 9,458 10,073 13,313   115,753

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

In August, 13,313 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible, compared with 10,073 in the month of July and 9,458 in June. In FY18, 124,511 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible.

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.

Last modified: 
September 9, 2019