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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

4,964

5,257 4,753 5,105 6,817 8,956 8,880 11,475 7,372 5,554 3,722 3,165 76,020
Family Units* 23,116 25,164 27,507 24,188 36,530 53,204 58,713 84,486 57,358 42,543 25,049 15,824 473,682
Single Adult 22,925 21,436 18,491 18,686 23,536 30,673 31,680 36,895 30,172 23,881 21,913 21,518 301,806
Southwest Border Total Apprehensions 51,005 51,857 50,751 47,979 66,883 92,833 99,273 132,856 94,902 71,978 50,684 40,507 851,508

*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) 2019, a total of 851,508 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border. 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 454 405 351 410 426 424 385 386 306 292 397 378 4,614
Family Units* 4,178 4,989 4,390 4,229 4,210 4,215 3,600 4,101 3,604 4,248 5,480 6,186 53,430
Single Adults 5,058 5,148 5,221 5,629 4,950 6,168 6,065 6,703 5,431 5,172 6,060 5,401

67,006

Accompanied Minor Child** 86 70 81 70 76 91 92 70 68 87 86 74 951
Southwest Border Total Inadmissibles 9,776 10,612 10,043 10,338 9,662 10,898 10,142 11,260 9,409 9,799 12,023 12,039 126,001

*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 Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, 126,001 people presenting themselves at ports of entry on the Southwest Border were deemed inadmissible. 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: 
October 29, 2019