Custody and Transfer Statistics FY2022

Fiscal Year 2022 runs from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.
 

OFO Monthly Southwest Border Credible Fear Inadmissibles by Disposition 

Disposition Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Expedited Removal - Credible Fear (ERCF)1 88 89 794 696 452 657 105 135 158 134 112  
Notice to Appear (NTA)2 2,469 3,048 3,235 1,656 1,719 2,826 7,345 11,665 10,917 13,554 17,558  
Notice to Appear (NTA) - Person Released 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Notice to Appear (NTA) - Person Detained 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)-Removal - Limited Review3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)-Refusal - Limited Review3  0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0  
Stowaway - Limited Review3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Total Credible Fear Inadmissibles 2,392 2,946 3,803 2,263 2,029 3,259 7,108 11,329 10,675 13,465 17,384  

Title 8 Inadmissibles 

Field Office Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
El Paso 232 532 522 608 584 856 1,281 1,475 1,635 1,828 1,789  
Laredo 576 1,007 1,213 1,512 1,648 2,024 5,800 6,059 6,419 8,428 11,332  
San Diego 2,879 3,575 4,272 2,357 2,019 5,610 22,256 6,220 4,807 5,374 6,431  
Tucson 201 379 333 329 318 502 697 838 761 843 855  
Total 3,888 5,493 6,340 4,806 4,569 8,992 30,034 14,592 13,622 16,473 20,407  

OFO Monthly Southwest Border Credible Fear Inadmissibles by Program

  Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)- Initial returns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
                         
Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA) Program - Expedited Removal - Credible Fear (ERCF) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
ACA - Notice to Appear (NTA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
                         
Humanitarian Asylum Review Process (HARP) Program  -Expedited Removal - Credible Fear (ERCF) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
HARP - Notice to Appear 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

OFO Monthly Southwest Border Credible Fear by Transfer Destination

Destination Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 July-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Federal/State/Local Facility 30 32 34 15 20 21 33 24 37 47 75  
ICE/ERO 2,268 2,681 3,185 1,638 1,296 2,324 2,654 5,107 3,833 3,915 586  
ICE/HSI 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0  
OFO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Return to Foreign 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
USBP 18 45 31 22 37 51 40 44 76 69 79  
Total 2,317 2,758 3,252 1,676 1,354 2,396 2,727 5,177 3,946 4,033 740  


1Includes subjects who indicated a desire to seek asylum or a fear of persecution in Office of Field Operations’ (OFO) custody at a port of entry. OFO refers all such claims to USCIS for a credible fear interview. Credible fear may be claimed at any time prior to removal.

2 This number reflects instances where OFO exercises its discretion and issues a Notice to Appear (NTA) to initiate removal proceedings before an immigration judge. This does not include NTAs issued at the discretion of other DHS components with authority to issue NTAs. In the event of being processed for removal with an NTA, individuals have up to one year to seek asylum while in proceedings before the immigration judge.
3 The term "limited review" refers to the process of an immigration judge considering claims of US citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residence, Asylum or Refugee status.

Field Operations - Southwest Border In Custody1

Detention Capacity Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
In Custody Capacity 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 902 902  
% 123 (13.2%)2 138 (14.76%)2 306 (32.8%)2 289 (30.9%)2 194 (20.8%)2 229 (24.5%)2 325 (34.8%)2 325 (34.8%)2 191 (20.4%)2 164 (18.1%)2 131 (14.5%)2
 


1 Represents an estimate of each cell's coded occupancy limit, as outlined in technical design standards when constructed, multiplied by the total number of cells for all ports of entry within each field office. This number does not account for the unique circumstances that may limit the occupancy of a given cell (e.g., high risk, nursing/pregnant, transgender, unaccompanied minor, etc.) nor does it reflect operational limitations that affect a port's capacity to detain. CBP’s capacity to detain individuals in its short-term facilities depends on many factors, including: demographics of the individual in custody; medical or other needs of individuals in custody; ability of ICE ERO (or, if an unaccompanied child, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) to transfer individuals out of CBP custody; and OFO's available resources to safely process and hold individuals.

2 Represents the average number of travelers in custody on a daily basis averaged over the 30-day period, at all Southwest Border Field Office locations. Travelers include inadmissible individuals, lawful permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and United States Citizens who are being detained to verify wants, warrants, criminal, administrative or other judicial process.

OFO Southwest Border T8, T19, T42

Category Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Title 8 3,888 5,493 6,340 4,806 4,569 8,992 30,034 14,592 13,622 16,473 20,407  
Title 19 8,429 12,128 9,158 4,920 3,727 2,865 2,647 1,426 1,233 1,300 1,199  
Title 42 1,837 2,337 2,311 2,190 2,271 2,401 2,250 2,177 1,893 1,957 2,030  

USBP Monthly Southwest Border Encounters by Processing Disposition

The processing disposition decision related to each apprehension is made on a case-by-case basis. As dispositions are subject to change throughout the process, the data below does not necessarily reflect final dispositions or removals in all cases..
 

Processing Disposition Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22

Notice To Appear/Own Recognizance (NTA-OR)

17,756 34,706 33,442 30,071 27,707 31,861 22,516 22,163 20,527 26,536 33,833  
Parole + ATD1 9,940 5,683 18,191 13,401 8,601 24,721 39,934 51,521 40,169 39,914 29,900  
Notice to Report (NTR)  0  0  0  0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Expedited Removal (ER) 12,645 8,516 5,570 3,653 3,858 6,031 12,396 15,048 10,079 10,230 13,180  
Reinstatement of Prior Order of Removal 1,895 1,924 1,843 1,685 1,912 2,667 3,554 2,778 2,468 2,423 2,306  
Warrant of Arrest/Notice To Appear - (Detained) 21,051 25,572 28,565 18,377 22,568 31,851 22,343 23,522 20,954 21,791 24,255  
Voluntary Return 2,399 2,228 2,082 2,256 2,706 3,040 2,779 2,504 2,033 1,741 1,998  
MPP  0 16 96 133 288 682 799 1,102 1,066 1,276 154  
Other2 740 518 970 827 702 737 1,049 2,247 2,413 3,637 4,862  
Total Title 8 Apprehensions 66,426 79,163 90,759 70,403 68,342 101,590 105,370 120,885 99,709 107,548 110,038  

1Subjects enrolled in multiple programs are only counted once based on the following order: PACR, ACA, HARP, MPP
2Processing dispositions may include subjects that do not yet have a final disposition at the time the data was collected or subjects processed under the visa waiver program, turned over to, paroled, etc.


USBP Monthly Southwest Border Apprehensions by Transfer Destination

Following processing, U.S. Border Patrol arranges transfer of individuals to the appropriate entity based on disposition and other factors such as criminal charges. The transfer destinations below are representative of the time data was aggregated. The data does not reflect subsequent transfer destinations after subjects leave Border Patrol custody and are subject to change if an individual returns to U.S. Border Patrol custody during the same event.

Transfer Destination Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Humanitarian Release 17,633 34,493 32,940 29,777 27,253 31,347 21,557 21,163 19,454 25,579 32,347  
Federal1 40,770 39,072 47,917 34,034 34,839 57,986 68,665 77,386 61,974 61,038 49,417  
Federal - Northern Triangle Repatriation Flights 1,936 1,715 730 413 669 907 570 1,894 896 633 374  
Federal - Mexican Repatriation Flights 673 306 770 193 155 177 250 160 994 495 309  
Port of Entry (Non-MPP) 2,848 2,838 2,567 2,992 3,858 5,604 6,623 7,512 5,759 5,241 5,334  
Port of Entry (MPP) 33 217 321 709 1,149 1,699 2,089 2,125 2,189 373  
State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies 921 499 1,842 886 570 2,405 3,898 9,191 7,390 11,227 14,877  
Other2 1,645 206 3,776 1,787 289 2,013 2,107 1,489 1,117 1,145 1,057  
Total Title 8 Transfers 66,426 79,162 90,759 70,403 68,342 101,588 105,369 120,884 99,709 107,547 104,088  

1Manifested as turned over to other Federal agencies, to include Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health and Human Services, U.S. Marshals, etc.
 
2Includes subjects that have not been transferred out of USBP custody at the time the data was collected or subjects manifested as transferred to hospital, paroled, etc.  

USBP Average Daily Subjects In Custody by Southwest Border Sector

U.S. Border Patrol facilities, such as stations and central processing centers, provide short-term holding capacity for the processing and transfer of individuals encountered by agents. Maximum facility capacity along the Southwest border is approximately 5,600, which assumes a homogenous population and full operating status at all facilities. Actual capacity fluctuates constantly based on characteristics of in-custody population, to include demographics, gender, criminality, etc.

Sector Oct-21 Nov-21 Dec-21 Jan-22 Feb-22 Mar-22 Apr-22 May-22 Jun-22 Jul-22 Aug-22 Sep-22
Big Bend 23 38 42 26 20 27 54 33 27 24 24  
Del Rio 839 1,298 1,810 1,592 1,180 2,054 1,436 1,226 1,092 1,501 1,662  
El Centro 290 361 417 313 264 355 256 453 373 503 517  
El Paso 548 768 1,865 1,598 1,149 1,395 2,212 2,374 1,262 853 1,725  
Laredo 372 697 839 782 599 939 1,092 1,050 833 774 867  
Rio Grande 2,572 3,495 3,417 1,975 2,376 3,286 2,238 2,917 3,422 2,914 1,905  
San Diego 465 665 1,180 678 555 910 670 739 390 681 804  
Tucson 456 539 523 352 300 693 629 825 451 462 750  
Yuma 1,571 1,521 2,356 1,488 1,014 2,121 1,779 2,322 1,381 1,518 1,470  
Total 7,136 9,382 12,449 8,803 7,457 11,780 10,365 11,938 9,230 9,229 9,724  

USBP Southwest Border SPP Program Apprehensions Since Program Inception

Apprehension Data includes Deportable Migrants Only

Data Source: EID through BPERT (Unofficial) as of 08/02/2022

SPP Program SPP Program Type Inception Date Apprehensions Since Inception
MPP NTA Program 1/28/2019 82,259
ENV Removal Modality 8/5/2019 36,565
PACR ER Program 10/7/2019 3,079
HARP ER Program 10/28/2019 578
ACA_GUAT ER Program 11/19/2019 1,483
IRI/IFP Removal Modality 12/19/2019 13,794

Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)

The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) is an exercise of the Department of Homeland Security’s express statutory authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to return certain applicants for admission, or those who enter illegally between the ports of entry, who are subject to removal proceedings under INA Section 240 Removal Proceedings to Mexico pending removal proceedings.

Prompt Asylum Claim Review (PACR)

The Prompt Asylum Claim Review (PACR) pathway was developed by U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to promptly address credible fear claims of amenable individuals.

Asylum Cooperative Agreement (ACA)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), have executed Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs) to facilitate the transfer of individuals to a third country where they will have access to full and fair procedures for determining their protection claims, based on the ACAs.

Humanitarian Asylum Review Process (HARP)

The Humanitarian Asylum Review Process (HARP), was developed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to promptly address credible fear claims of amenable Mexican nationals.

Electronic Nationality Verification

Under the Electronic Nationality Verification (ENV) program U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), remove eligible noncitizens with a final order of removal to their native countries.

Interior Repatriation Initiative (IRI)

Under the Interior Repatriation Initiative (IRI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) and the Mexican Ministry of the Interior, remove eligible noncitizens from Mexico to the interior of Mexico.
 

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