Southwest Border Migration Report

250K Migrant Families Apprehended by Feds in 2019

Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly a quarter-million migrant families this year who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry. Agents also apprehended nearly 45,000 unaccompanied minors.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 400 migrants in a five-minute period on March 19, 2019. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector)

92K Migrants Apprehended After Illegally Crossing Border in March

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced on Tuesday that Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 92,000 migrants after they illegally crossed between points of entry in March. The apprehensions represent a 35 percent increase over February’s numbers. So far this fiscal year, Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 385,000 migrants.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of migrants after they illegally crossed border from Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Migrant Family Apprehensions Quadrupled in 2019

The apprehension of migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry nearly during the first four months of the fiscal year nearly doubled the previous year’s numbers for the same period.

Large group of aliens sitting down after being apprehended near the US-Mexico border in Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Border Wall Construction to Begin in Texas

Federal officials announced the award of a contract to allow construction of new sections of border walls in the Rio Grande Valley Sector of South Texas. The $145 million construction project is slated to begin in February 2019.

Existing section of border wall in the Rio Grande Valley Sector abruptly stops along the levee separating Texas from Mexico. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart News)

At Least 400K Migrants Crossed Border into U.S. this Year

U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 400,000 migrants who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border between ports of entry during Fiscal Year 2018. The number of migrants arrested represents a significant increase over the previous year’s total of 303,916.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of 121 illegal aliens north of the Lukeville, Arizona, port of entry on September 8, 2018. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Arizona Border Patrol Agents Spot 188 Migrants in 33 Hours

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 200 migrants, including families and unaccompanied minors, during a 33-hour period after they illegally crossed from Mexico. The sector has witnessed an increase of more than 100 percent of migrants attempting to make the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend large group of illegal aliens, including unaccompanied minors and families. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)

Illegal Border Crossings in August Up 68 Percent

Reversing a three-month trend, the apprehension of migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border spiked upward in August. A massive increase across the southwest border moved the number of arrests to record levels.

Ajo Station Border Patrol agents arrest a group of 163 migrants near Lukeville, Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Unaccompanied Minors Illegally Crossing Border Down 23 Percent in July

The number of unaccompanied minors arrested after illegally crossing the border between ports of entry fell in July by 23 percent. The decrease follows enhanced enforcement actions by the Trump Administration and the implementation of a “zero tolerance” policy.

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May Arrests of Illegal Border Crossers Up 160 Percent

The apprehension of illegal immigrants along the southwest border with Mexico jumped 160 percent in May 2018 compared to the previous year. May apprehensions also increased by 1.9 percent over April 2018. The numbers increased each month this calendar year.

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Border Arrests Increase 200 Percent Above Previous Year

The number of illegal immigrants arrested along the southwest border with Mexico and declared inadmissible jumped 200 percent in March when compared to the previous year. Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 38,000 migrants in the month of March, an increase of more than 10,000 in a single month.

Border Patrol agents apprehend illegal immigrants near the US border with Mexico on, March 27, 2018 in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, near McAllen, Texas.