Compared to December 2000, total inspections of citizens and
aliens for entry to the United States decreased 20 percent. Air
admissions decreased 19 percent and land admissions decreased 21
percent compared to the previous December. Sea admissions
decreased 1 percent and inadmissibles increased 16 percent
compared to December 2000.
Data Source: PAS G-22.1
- December 2001 total inspections increased about 3,315,000
compared to November 2001. The same comparison for last
fiscal year showed an increase of about 2,268,000.
- About 12 million U.S. citizens were admitted at INS ports
of entry during December 2001, compared to approximately
23 million aliens admitted during the same month. The
above categories of admission include individuals who
make multiple entries, for example, citizens who leave
and reenter the United States multiple times, permanent
residents who make multiple entries, or aliens who hold
non-immigrant visas or border crossing cards and commute
back and forth each week from Canada or Mexico.
- The total inadmissible count for December 2001 was 58,403,
a 16 percent increase compared to December 2000.
Inadmissible persons include aliens referred to secondary
inspection who withdraw, are refused entry, are paroled
in, or are referred to an Immigration Judge for a removal
hearing. Also included are expedited cases where an alien
can withdraw, or receives an expedited removal order, or
is referred for a credible fear interview.
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