WOLA Border Oversight Infographics Archive

Visualizations of data related to U.S. border governance and migration

At the U.S.-Mexico Border

Yearly Apprehensions or Encounters

  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by year and by country, since 2007 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by year since 1960, and by year and by country (Mexico and non-Mexico) since 2000 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by year since 1960, and by year and by demographic category since 2012 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by year and by demographic category since 2012, showing the proportion of children and families (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all migrants, last three full years by country, three-column presentation (View) (Data table)

Monthly Apprehensions or Encounters

  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by border sector, since October 1999 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all migrants, by month and by country, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with single adult migrants, by month and by country, since October 2020 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with family-unit and accompanied child migrants, by month and by country, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with unaccompanied child migrants, by month and by country, since October 2020 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all migrants, last three months by country, three-column presentation (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, last three months by country, three-column presentation (View) (Data table)
  • CBP port-of-entry encounters with all migrants, last three months by country, three-column presentation (View) (Data table)
  • Percentage of all migrants encountered by CBP at ports of entry, last three months by country, three-column presentation (View) (Data table for port of entry encountersall migrant encounters)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by demographic, since October 2011 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of family unit members and unaccompanied children, by month and by demographic, since October 2011 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of single adults, by month, since October 2011 (View) (Data table)

Border Sectors

  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by border sector, since October 2020 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, in the San Diego Sector, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, in the El Centro Sector, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, in the Yuma Sector, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, in the Tucson Sector, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, in the El Paso Sector, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, in the Big Bend Sector, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, in the Del Rio Sector, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, in the Laredo Sector, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)

Countries

  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all migrants from Mexico + El Salvador + Guatemala + Honduras, and from elsewhere, by month since October 2019, juxtaposed line graph (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all migrants from Central America and from the Andes, by month since October 2019, juxtaposed line graph (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all citizens of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, by month and by nationality, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Brazil, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of China, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Colombia, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Cuba, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Ecuador, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of El Salvador, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Guatemala, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Haiti, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Honduras, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of India, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Mexico, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Nicaragua, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Peru, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Romania, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Russia, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Turkey, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Ukraine, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all citizens of Venezuela, by month and by “at or between ports of entry,” since October 2019 (View) (Data table)

Title 42

  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all migrants, by month and by Title 8 or Title 42, between March 2020 and May 2023 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol + CBP encounters with all migrants expelled during Title 42, by month and by country, between March 2020 and May 2023 (View) (Data table)

Ports of Entry

  • CBP encounters with all migrants at ports of entry, by month and by country, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • CBP encounters with all migrants at ports of entry, by month and by CBP field office, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • CBP One appointments with all migrants at ports of entry, by month and by country, since January 2023 (View) (Data table)
  • CBP encounters with all migrants at ports of entry, by month and by demographic, since October 2011 (View) (Data table)
  • CBP encounters with family unit members and unaccompanied children at ports of entry, by month and by demographic, since October 2016 (View) (Data table)
  • CBP encounters with all migrants, by month and by country, in the San Diego Field Office, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • CBP encounters with all migrants, by month and by country, in the Tucson Field Office, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • CBP encounters with all migrants, by month and by country, in the El Paso Field Office, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • CBP encounters with all migrants, by month and by country, in the Laredo Field Office, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • CBP encounters with migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela at non-border field offices: an approximation of humanitarian parolees, by month and by country, since November 2022 (View) (Data table)
  • CBP encounters with all migrants granted appointments at ports of entry, by month and by port of entry, between May 2022 and April 2023 (View)

Migrant Deaths

  • Border Patrol recoveries of all migrant remains, by year since 1998, and by year and by type of death since 2017 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol recoveries of all migrant remains, by year since 1998, and by year and by gender since 2017 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol recoveries of all migrant remains, by year since 1998, and by year and by age since 2017 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol recoveries of all migrant remains, by year since 1998, and by year and by country since 2017 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol recoveries of all migrant remains, by year and by border sector since 1998 (View) (Data table)

Countries Along the U.S.-Bound Migration Route

  • Mexico apprehensions of all migrants, by month, since January 2001 (View) (Data table)
  • Mexico apprehensions of all migrants, by month and by country, since January 2022 (View) (Data table)
  • Mexico military personnel deployed on border and migration missions, periodically since December 2020 (View) (Data table)
  • Mexico asylum applications from all migrants, by year and by country, since 2013 (View) (Data table)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security deportations of Mexican citizens into Mexico, by month and by Mexican state, since January 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Honduras encounters with all “irregular” in-transit migrants, by month and by country, since August 2022 (View) (Data table)
  • Panama encounters with all migrants in the Darién Gap, by year and by country, since 2010 (View) (Data table)
  • Panama encounters with all migrants in the Darién Gap, by month and by country, since January 2020 (View) (Data table)

Border Patrol Staffing

  • Border Patrol personnel at the U.S.-Mexico border, by year since 1992 (View) (Data table)
  • Border Patrol apprehensions of all migrants per agent per year, by year since 1992, and by year and by demographic since 2012 (View) (Data table)

U.S. Immigration Courts

  • U.S. immigration courts backlog of pending cases, by year since 1998 (View) (Data table)
  • U.S. immigration courts grant rates of asylum and other relief, by court, 2022 (View) (Data table)

Drug Seizures

  • Fentanyl seizures, all U.S. borders by year and by “at or between ports of entry” 2012-2017, and U.S.-Mexico border by year and by “at or between ports of entry” plus checkpoints, since 2018 (View) (Data table)
  • Fentanyl seizures, by month and by “at or between ports of entry” plus checkpoints, since October 2017 (View) (Data table)
  • Fentanyl seizures, by month and by border sector or field office, since October 2019 (View) (Data table)
  • Cocaine seizures, all U.S. borders by year and by “at or between ports of entry” 2012-2017, and U.S.-Mexico border by year and by “at or between ports of entry” plus checkpoints, since 2018 (View) (Data table)
  • Cocaine seizures, by month and by “at or between ports of entry” plus checkpoints, since October 2017 (View) (Data table)
  • Methamphetamine seizures, all U.S. borders by year and by “at or between ports of entry” 2012-2017, and U.S.-Mexico border by year and by “at or between ports of entry” plus checkpoints, since 2018 (View) (Data table)
  • Methamphetamine seizures, by month and by “at or between ports of entry” plus checkpoints, since October 2017 (View) (Data table)
  • Marijuana seizures, all U.S. borders by year and by “at or between ports of entry” 2012-2017, and U.S.-Mexico border by year and by “at or between ports of entry” plus checkpoints, since 2018 (View) (Data table)
  • Marijuana seizures, by month and by “at or between ports of entry” plus checkpoints, since October 2017 (View) (Data table)
  • Heroin seizures, all U.S. borders by year and by “at or between ports of entry” 2012-2017, and U.S.-Mexico border by year and by “at or between ports of entry” plus checkpoints, since 2018 (View) (Data table)
  • Heroin seizures, by month and by “at or between ports of entry” plus checkpoints, since October 2017 (View) (Data table)