Immigration Annual Report
Quarterly reports detailing the number of adjustments of immigration status that occurred during the reporting period this period is for FY 2023, Quarter 2.
July 14, 2021, the Office of the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman hosted a webinar highlighting its 2021 Annual Report to Congress.
Congress has directed the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans to report on the end-to-end enforcement lifecycle. OIS’ Enforcement Lifecycle methodology matches unique border encounters to their associated enforcement outcomes.
The FY 2021 report describes the final or most current enforcement outcomes, as of December 31, 2021, associated with the 5.7 million Southwest Border encounters occurring between 2013 and 2021. Encounters are analyzed by nationality, family status, and detention histories. The majority (56 percent) of pre-pandemic encounters had resulted in repatriation by December 31, 2022, while 68 percent of pandemic era encounters has resulted either in repatriations under Title 8 authority or in immediate expulsion under Title 42 public health authority. The report further examines enforcement trends over time by comparing enforcement outcomes at fixed time intervals following encounters occurring from 2013 to 2018.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) engages in immigration enforcement actions to prevent unlawful entry into the United States and to apprehend and repatriate noncitizens who have violated or failed to comply with U.S. immigration laws. Primary responsibility for the enforcement of immigration law within DHS rests with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). CBP enforces immigration laws at and between the ports of entry, ICE is responsible for interior enforcement and for detention and removal operations, and USCIS adjudicates applications and petitions for immigration and naturalization benefits.