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Table 35. Aliens Apprehended by Program and Border Patrol Sector, Investigations Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Jurisdiction, and Area of Responsibility: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018

The 2018 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 35. Aliens Apprehended by Program: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
Program2016 120172018
CBP Border Patrol415,816310,531404,142
ICE Homeland Security Investigations4,3307,5399,843
ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations 2,3110,104143,470158,581


Table 35. Aliens Apprehended by Border Patrol Sector: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
   Total apprehensions415,816310,531404,142
Southwest sectors408,870303,916396,579
Big Bend, TX 46,3666,0028,045
Del Rio, TX23,07813,47615,833
El Centro, CA19,44818,63329,230
El Paso, TX25,63425,19331,561
Laredo, TX36,56225,46032,641
Rio Grande Valley, TX186,830137,562162,262
San Diego, CA31,89126,08638,591
Tucson, AZ64,89138,65752,172
Yuma, AZ14,17012,84726,244
Other sectors6,9466,6157,563
Blaine, WA271288359
Buffalo, NY226447384
Detroit, MI7161,0701,930
Grand Forks, ND505496461
Havre, MT433947
Houlton, ME253052
Miami, FL3,2052,2802,169
New Orleans, LA764920798
Ramey, PR694388280
Spokane, WA206208347
Swanton, VT291449736


Table 35. Aliens Apprehended by Investigations Special Agent In Charge (SAC) Jurisdiction: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
   Total administrative arrests4,3307,5399,843
Atlanta, GA75226284
Baltimore, MD34132155
Boston, MA91137166
Buffalo, NY42126121
Chicago, IL379848776
Dallas, TX131224637
Denver, CO90129258
Detroit, MI98173232
El Paso, TX343723996
Honolulu, HI60260174
Houston, TX251399451
Los Angeles, CA210229545
Miami, FL397310381
New Orleans, LA2247511,005
New York, NY155345309
Newark, NJ108308360
Philadelphia, PA87182254
Phoenix, AZ337348394
Saint Paul, MN50110317
San Antonio, TX662693955
San Diego, CA1458656
San Francisco, CA61203230
San Juan, PR1590108
Seattle, WA117161109
Tampa, FL45167328
Washington, DC7314393
Other SAC jurisdictions abroad5036149


Table 35. Aliens Apprehended by Enforcement and Removal Operations Area of Responsibility: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2018
Area2016 120172018
   Total administrative arrests110,104143,470158,581
Atlanta, GA8,86613,55115,189
Baltimore, MD1,2391,6661,703
Boston, MA1,8582,8342,908
Buffalo, NY1,1731,4941,582
Chicago, IL7,0558,6049,241
Dallas, TX9,63416,52017,644
Denver, CO2,2842,7462,755
Detroit, MI2,2413,4093,604
El Paso, TX1,6111,8922,159
Houston, TX12,89613,56514,333
Los Angeles, CA7,6518,4197,854
Miami, FL3,5246,1928,474
New Orleans, LA5,1747,96810,270
New York, NY1,8472,5763,476
Newark, NJ2,2473,1893,409
Philadelphia, PA3,6724,9385,143
Phoenix, AZ5,3706,4577,162
Saint Paul, MN2,5004,1754,658
Salt Lake City, UT4,6385,1775,754
San Antonio, TX8,4258,51010,749
San Diego, CA3,6834,5516,000
San Francisco, CA6,6517,2316,210
Seattle, WA2,6983,3763,067
Washington, DC2,8834,1634,359

1 The counting methodology for administrative arrests by ICE ERO was revised to align with ICE ERO reporting for 2016; for earlier years only one administrative arrest could be counted for the same person on the same day.
2 Beginning in 2009, data include arrests conducted by ICE ERO and arrests conducted under the 287(g) program.
3 Historical figures for ICE ERO administrative arrests may differ from those published by ICE due to updates to previously published numbers.
4 Formerly known as Marfa, TX.
Note: CBP Border Patrol data are current as of October 2018. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) data are current as of October 2018. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) data are current as of October 2018.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 01/06/2020
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