TRAC, Sept. 18, 2020
"The partial shutdown of the Immigration Court in the wake of COVID-19 continues to impact hundreds of thousands of immigrants awaiting their day in court. The current active court case backlog as of the end of August 2020...
TRAC, Sept 16, 2020
"TRAC will begin once again releasing asylum data received from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). After repeatedly uncovering issues in the quality of EOIR's data, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse...
TRAC, Sept. 10, 2020
" The Life and Death of Administrative Closure
In August 2020, the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR)  proposed a new rule that would effectively eliminate administrative closure as a docket management tool...
TRAC, June 16, 2020
" EOIR Director McHenry Replies To TRAC's Letters But Ignores Agency's Data Troubles
Despite TRAC's appeals to the EOIR, Immigration Court records continue to disappear each month. This is unfortunately still the...
TRAC, June 3, 2020
" EOIR's Data Release on Asylum So Deficient Public Should Not Rely on Accuracy of Court Records
TRAC has concluded that the data updated through April 2020 it has just received on asylum and other applications for relief...
TRAC, Apr. 9, 2020
"Although the Immigration Courts with the largest backlogs of cases are located in large cities, the latest Immigration Court records show that when adjusted for population, many rural counties have higher rates of residents...
TRAC, Mar. 11, 2020
For Immediate Release: March 11, 2020
Contact: Susan B. Long, TRAC (315) 443-3563 David Burnham, TRAC (315) 443-3563 David L. Sobel (202) 246-6180
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TRAC, Jan. 8, 2019
"Immigration judges decided a record number of asylum cases in FY 2019. This past year judges decided 67,406 asylum cases, nearly two-and-a-half times the number from five years ago when judges decided 19,779 asylum cases. Asylum...
TRAC, June 25, 2019
"Much in the news has been the increasing number of immigrants being held in custody. This report profiles those individuals Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has detained. Based on case-by-case records recently obtained...
TRAC, May 23, 2019
"The hiring pace for new judges continues to be insufficient to keep up with the Immigration Court's workload. As a result, the court's backlog continues to climb. While 47 new judges were hired during the first six months...
TRAC, Apr. 23, 2019
"... It appears that the government itself does not actually know what happens to those it arrests at the border. It admits it lacks the ability to reliably follow cases when they pass from one agency of DHS to another - such...
TRAC, Mar. 18, 2019
"The Immigration Court backlog continues to rise. As of February 28, 2019, the number of pending cases on the court's active docket topped eight hundred and fifty-five thousand (855,807) cases. This is an increase of over...
TRAC, Feb. 12, 2019
"Given the increased public discussion over who ICE should detain and how long they should remain detained, TRAC has developed a new web query bond outcomes tool . The tool allows users to drill in to examine, month-by-month...
TRAC, July 2, 2018 - "Using the latest available case-by-case court records, current through May 2018, this report examines the outcome of custody hearings before immigration judges. At custody hearings, the judge decides whether or not the immigrant...
TRAC, Oct. 15, 2015 - "Immigration Court judges were able to complete almost 200,000 cases last year, up 7.3 percent from the year before, according to the latest available case-by-case court records, current as of the close of fiscal year 2015....