Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children (0-17 yr old) Apprehensions

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year To Date 2019 compared to Fiscal Year To Date 2018.

Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions by Sector
Sector FY18TD JUL FY19TD JUL % Change
FY18TD JUL to FY19TD JUL
Big Bend 877 641 -27%
Del Rio 1,094 3,045 178%
El Centro 2,181 2,392 10%
El Paso 4,400 15,350 249%
Laredo 2,398 2,199 -8%
Rio Grande 19,319 31,125 61%
San Diego 1,950 3,015 55%
Tucson 4,312 4,373 1%
Yuma 4,752 7,017 48%
USBP Southwest Border Total 41,283 69,157 68%

Southwest Border Family Unit* Apprehensions

Comparisons below reflect Fiscal Year To Date 2019 compared to Fiscal Year To Date 2018.

Family Unit* Apprehensions by Sector
Sector FY18TD JUL FY19TD JUL % Change
FY18TD JUL to FY19TD
JUL
Big Bend 588 2,199 274%
Del Rio 2,109 26,904 1176%
El Centro 2,408 7,620 216%
El Paso 7,755 124,873 1510%
Laredo 465 915 97%
Rio Grande 47,403 191,768 305%
San Diego 2,900 15,517 435%
Tucson 3,430 12,870 275%
Yuma 10,736 50,172 367%
USBP Southwest Border Total 77,794 432,838 456%

*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 To Date 2019 compared to Fiscal Year To Date 2018.

Single Adult Apprehensions by Sector
Sector FY18TD JUL FY19TD JUL % Change
FY18TD JUL to FY19TD JU​​​​​​L
Big Bend 5,450 5,083 -7%
Del Rio 9,761 17,443 79%
El Centro 18,872 20,452 8%
El Paso 11,451 27,172 137%
Laredo 24,238 29,603 22%
Rio Grande 61,054 80,418 32%
San Diego 26,604 32,764 23%
Tucson 35,767 37,267 4%
Yuma 5,295 8,173 54%
USBP Southwest Border Total 198,492 258,375 30%

Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions by Country

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2014 - 2018 and 2019 TD.

Unaccompanied Alien Children Apprehensions by Country
Country FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19TD JUL​​​​​​
El Salvador 16,404 9,389 17,512 9,143 4,949 10,961
Guatemala 17,057 13,589 18,913 14,827 22,327 28,694
Honduras 18,244 5,409 10,468 7,784 10,913 18,662
Mexico 15,634 11,012 11,926 8,877 10,136 8,637

Southwest Border Family Unit* Apprehensions by Country

Numbers below reflect Fiscal Years 2016 - 2018 and 2019 TD

Family Units* Apprehensions by Country
Country FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19TD JUL​​
El Salvador 27,114 24,122 13,669 51,098
Guatemala 23,067 24,657 50,401 177,142
Honduras 20,226 22,366 39,439 171,256
Mexico 3,481 2,271 2,261 3,699

*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 - 2018 and 2019 TD

Single Adult Apprehensions by Country
Country FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19TD JUL​
El Salvador 27,222 16,495 12,751 18,287
Guatemala 32,621 26,387 42,994 44,171
Honduras 22,258 17,110 26,161 39,750
Mexico 175,353 116,790 139,860 124,543

Southwest Border Family Unit Subject, Unaccompanied Alien Children, and Single Adult Apprehensions Fiscal Year 2019 - By Month

FMUA: Family Unit Apprehensions
UAC: Unaccompanied Alien Children
SA: Single Adult
FMUA UAC SA TOTAL
Sector FY 2019 OCT FY 2019 OCT FY 2019 OCT FY 2019 OCT
Big Bend 17 37 501 555
Del Rio 548 145 1,309 2,002
El Centro 782 256 2,205 3,243
El Paso 5,180 830 1,325 7,335
Laredo 121 265 3,063 3,449
Rio Grande 11,525 2,306 6,927 20,758
San Diego 1,156 227 2,844 4,227
Tucson 1,163 469 4,196 5,828
Yuma 2,623 429 561 3,613
Southwest Border Total 23,115 4,964 22,931 51,010
Last modified:
August 8, 2019