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Table 33. Aliens Apprehended: Fiscal Years 1925 To 2015

The 2015 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who are granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., immigrants who receive a “green card”), admitted as temporary nonimmigrants, granted asylum or refugee status, or are naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including apprehensions and arrests, removals, and returns.

Table 33. Aliens Apprehended: Fiscal Years 1925 To 2015
Year Number
2015 462,388
2014 679,996
2013 662,483
2012 671,327
2011 678,606
2010 796,587
2009 3 889,212
2008 2 1,043,759
2007 960,673
2006 1,206,408
2005 1,291,065
2004 1,264,232
2003 1,046,422
2002 1,062,270
2001 1,387,486
2000 1,814,729
1999 1,714,035
1998 1,679,439
1997 1,536,520
1996 1,649,986
1995 1,394,554
1994 1,094,719
1993 1,327,261
1992 1,258,481
1991 1,197,875
1990 1,169,939
1989 954,243
1988 1,008,145
1987 1,190,488
1986 1,767,400
1985 1,348,749
1984 1,246,981
1983 1,251,357
1982 970,246
1981 975,780
1980 910,361
1979 1,076,418
1978 1,057,977
1977 1,042,215
1976 1 1,097,739
1975 766,600
1974 788,145
1973 655,968
1972 505,949
1971 420,126
1970 345,353
1969 283,557
1968 212,057
1967 161,608
1966 138,520
1965 110,371
1964 86,597
1963 88,712
1962 92,758
1961 88,823
1960 70,684
1959 45,336
1958 53,474
1957 59,918
1956 87,696
1955 254,096
1954 1,089,583
1953 885,587
1952 543,535
1951 509,040
1950 468,339
1949 288,253
1948 192,779
1947 193,657
1946 99,591
1945 69,164
1944 31,174
1943 11,175
1942 11,784
1941 11,294
1940 10,492
1939 12,037
1938 12,851
1937 13,054
1936 11,728
1935 11,016
1934 10,319
1933 20,949
1932 22,735
1931 22,276
1930 20,880
1929 32,711
1928 23,566
1927 16,393
1926 12,735
1925 22,199

1 Includes the 15 months from July 1, 1975 to September 30, 1976 because the end date of fiscal years was changed from June 30 to September 30.

2 Beginning in 2008, includes all administrative arrests conducted by ICE ERO.

3 Beginning in 2009, data include administrative arrests conducted by ICE ERO and administrative arrests conducted under the 287(g) program.

Note: Data refer to Border Patrol apprehensions and ICE administrative arrests. Prior to 1952, data refer to Border Patrol apprehensions.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Published Date: December 15, 2016

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