U.S. border apprehensions

U.S. Immigration

Border apprehensions

U.S. Border Patrol agents have seen an uptick in the number of migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months. Hurricanes and economic hardship in Central American countries, where many migrants come from, have spurred increases along with perceptions that U.S. President Joe Biden will loosen some border restrictions put in place by former U.S. president Donald Trump.

Total apprehensions
Family members
Unaccompanied minors
Graphic by

Chris Canipe, Mica Rosenberg


The “family units” category represents individuals apprehended with a family member, defined as children under 18 years old and their parents or legal guardians.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection