Alien Interdictions (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
In recent years, most interdictions have involved people from Haiti, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Recently, many interdictions have occurred in the Guam region. Guam is a gateway to the continental U.S. from the PRC.
NOTE: In May 1992, there were 13,103 Haitian interdictions. In August 1994, there were 21,300 Cuban interdictions.
Interdiction: The interception and stopping of illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States (in this case by water or air).
|Alien interdiction percent change from previous year||6.40||-64.12|
NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Law Enforcement, available at: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-o/g-opl/mle/amiostats1.htm.