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Table 33. Aliens Apprehended: Fiscal Years 1925 to 2019

The 2019 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 2019
YearNumber
20191,013,539
2018572,566
2017461,540
20164530,250
2015462,388
2014679,996
2013662,483
2012671,327
2011678,606
2010796,587
20093889,212
200821,043,759
2007960,673
20061,206,408
20051,291,065
20041,264,232
20031,046,422
20021,062,270
20011,387,486
20001,814,729
19991,714,035
19981,679,439
19971,536,520
19961,649,986
19951,394,554
19941,094,719
19931,327,261
19921,258,481
19911,197,875
19901,169,939
1989954,243
19881,008,145
19871,190,488
19861,767,400
19851,348,749
19841,246,981
19831,251,357
1982970,246
1981975,780
1980910,361
19791,076,418
19781,057,977
19771,042,215
197611,097,739
1975766,600
1974788,145
1973655,968
1972505,949
1971420,126
1970345,353
1969283,557
1968212,057
1967161,608
1966138,520
1965110,371
196486,597
196388,712
196292,758
196188,823
196070,684
195945,336
195853,474
195759,918
195687,696
1955254,096
19541,089,583
1953885,587
1952543,535
1951509,040
1950468,339
1949288,253
1948192,779
1947193,657
194699,591
194569,164
194431,174
194311,175
194211,784
194111,294
194010,492
193912,037
193812,851
193713,054
193611,728
193511,016
193410,319
193320,949
193222,735
193122,276
193020,880
192932,711
192823,566
192716,393
192612,735
192522,199

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.
4 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.
Notes: Data refer to USBP apprehensions and ICE administrative arrests. Prior to 1952, data refer to USBP apprehensions.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Last Updated: 12/08/2021
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