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End SIJS Backlog Coalition, Mar. 24, 2023
"On March 22, 2023, the U.S. Department of State (“State Department”) released the April 2023 Visa Bulletin, in which it announced significant changes to the way certain employment-based visas...
TRAC, Dec. 22, 2022
"The latest available data reveal that the number of asylum seekers waiting for asylum hearings in the U.S. has now reached at least 1,565,966 individuals. About half of this total are waiting for hearings before judges in the...
Here is an email to all Immigration Courts from former Chief Immigration Judge Tracy Short, dated April 26, 2022, regarding taking cases off calendar:
"Pursuant to the authority to "ensure the efficient disposition of all pending cases,"...
TRAC, July 15, 2022
"Pace of Immigration Court Processing Increases While Backlog Continues to Climb
(15 Jul 2022) The latest case-by-case records show that the Immigration Court backlog reached 1,821,440 at the end of June 2022. This is up 25...
CRS, Apr. 25, 2022
"... EOIR has become increasingly unable to adjudicate in a timely manner the hundreds of thousands of cases it receives from DHS each year and, as a result, immigration courts have a large and growing backlog of pending cases...
As of Jan. 19, 2022 there are 82,645 appeals pending at the BIA.
Nicole Narea, Vox, Feb. 16, 2022
"Amid nationwide labor shortages in critical industries, more than a million immigrants are waiting on the US government to issue them work permits. Without these permits, many could lose their jobs, and some already...
TRAC, Dec. 20, 2021
"According to data updated today by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, the number of pending cases in Immigration Court has now reached 1,559,855 as of the end of November 2021. The...
Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Dec. 10, 2021
"A doctor from India came to the U.S. in 2006, completed an internal medicine residency in New York, and is now working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Virginia. He has risked his own life...
GAO, August 2021; released Sept. 17, 2021
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services processes millions of applications and petitions from noncitizens who want to temporarily stay or live in the country, obtain work authorization, or become U.S...
Matthew Peddie, WMFE, Sept. 17, 2021
"The Hispanic Federation says it will help fund organizations across the country which are working on a backlog of immigration cases. Eleven organizations will each receive a $100,000 grant through the federation’s...
TRAC, July 28, 2021
"The number of new deportation cases filed by the Biden administration is on the rise. Deportation orders sought by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jumped by nearly 50 percent in June, compared with the number filed...
Caleb Hampton, New York Times, Feb. 3, 2021
"A State Department official said in federal court last month that, as of Dec. 31, more than 380,000 immigrant visa applicants were awaiting a consular interview. Immigration experts said it would take...
TRAC, Jan. 19, 2021
"This report provides an overview of the magnitude and composition of the current active court case backlog. The portrait provides a baseline against which the impact on the backlog of future changes in the Biden Administration's...
TRAC, Nov. 24, 2020
"Fiscal Year 2021 began with the largest number of Immigration Court cases in its active backlog to date: in October, 1,273,885 immigration cases were pending before the courts. Most of the pending cases—918,673 or 72...