Immigration Law

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Number of New Deportation Cases Far Outpaces Completed Cases in FY 2021: TRAC
Posted on 14 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Oct. 14, 2021 - "According to TRAC’s updated Quick Facts tools , the number of new deportation cases filed with the Courts in FY 2021–over 315,000–is more than double the number of completed cases over the same period which... Read More

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Are ICE deportations truly aimed at 'criminals'?
Posted on 2 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immi­gra­tion and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) removed a record 216,000 criminal illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2011 – "an 89 percent increase over 2008," Mr. Chandler added. In May, President Obama told an audience... Read More

Share of Immigration Cases Ending in Deportation Orders Hits Record Low
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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,... Read More

Free Webinar Thursday, May 17th - ICE Targeting Trends by Nationality
Posted on 14 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

How many criminals is ICE really deporting?
Posted on 23 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Obama administration says it is deporting a record number of criminals. The truth, however, is more complicated — and the administration’s rhetoric may be influenced by the political tightrope it’s walking as it tries simultaneously... Read More

ICE Immigration Raids: A Primer (TRAC)
Posted on 14 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Feb. 14, 2017 - There are widespread reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fugitive operations teams conducted immigration roundups in a number of communities across the country last week. This report breaks... Read More

TRAC: Civil Immigration Offenses Account for 80% of Immigration Court Deportation Orders
Posted on 11 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration Court judges have ordered 82,878 individuals deported so far this fiscal year, according to the latest data as of the end of August. But in only 16,375 of these cases, about one out of every five, had the government sought the removal... Read More

ICE Targets Fewer Criminals in Deportation Proceedings
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In deportation proceedings initiated during July - September 2011 by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the nation's 50 plus Immigration Courts, only 7,378 individuals — just 13.8 percent of the total — were charged... Read More

Deportations Under ICE's Secure Communities Program - TRAC (Apr. 25, 2018)
Posted on 25 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Apr. 25, 2018 - "Immediately upon assuming office, President Trump issued an Executive Order terminating what was known as the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP) and "reinstat[ing] the immigration [enforcement] program known as 'Secure... Read More