Share of Immigration Cases Ending in Deportation Orders Hits Record Low

"During the first three months of FY 2012, cases disposed of in the nation's Immigration Courts showed a drop in deportation orders [1] and an increase in the number of individuals allowed to stay in the United States. In percentage terms, the shift was striking. In only about half of the...

Free Webinar Thursday, May 17th - ICE Targeting Trends by Nationality

"A free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, at 2:00pm (Eastern US time) to present and discuss trends in new Immigration Court deportation proceedings for individual nationalities. Overall filings during FY 2012 continue to decline for most nationalities, and Immigration and Customs...

Nature of Charge in New Filings Seeking Removal Orders through August 2013: TRAC

"Only a small proportion of the filings in the Immigration Courts seeking to deport noncitizens have been based on alleged criminal activity." - TRAC, Sept. 2013 .

Immigration Court Backlog Up 85% From Five Years Ago

"The number of cases awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts climbed to 344,230 by the end of fiscal year 2013, according to very timely government enforcement data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. The case backlog, which has risen...

TRAC: Criminal Charges Continue Decline in Immigration Court

"Alleged criminal activity continues to turn up less and less often as the basis for new Immigration Court filings seeking removal orders. So far in fiscal year 2014, only 13.5 percent of individuals have been alleged to be removable based on criminal activity, according to the latest case-by-case...

555-Day Backlog at Houston Immigration Court

"Those awaiting hearings at a Houston immigration court should be prepared to wait for much more than a year due to thousands of pending cases, a shortage of judges and the more than two-week federal shutdown in October, a report has found. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse , a data...

New Data on Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Court: TRAC

" Records just obtained under the Freedom of Information Act offer new insights about government policies governing the handling of the recent surge of unaccompanied children seeking entry into the United States. As of the end of June 2014, the more than 100,000 case records obtained and analyzed...