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Cubans, Venezuelans, and Nicaraguans Increase in Immigration Court Backlog

January 21, 2020 (1 min read)

TRAC, Jan. 21, 2020

"The fastest growing segments of the Immigration Court backlog are now Cubans, Venezuelans, and Nicaraguans. Between September 2018, when fiscal year 2018 drew to a close, and December 2019, Cubans in the backlog increased by 374 percent, Venezuela increased by 277 percent, and Nicaraguans increased by 190 percent. These rates of increase stand out when compared to the overall growth of 42 percent across all nationalities during this same period. ... [more] ..."