Slower Pace for New Closures In ICE Prosecutorial Discretion Program

Slower Pace for New Closures In ICE Prosecutorial Discretion Program

"September 2012 Immigration Court figures show a slowing in the pace of new closures under ICE's Prosecutorial Discretion (PD) program. There were only 1,093 new PD closures during September, the second straight month that PD closures have declined. PD closures now total 9,616 cases since the program was launched last year, or only 3.2 percent of the Court backlog as of the end of last September.

TRAC's monthly bulletin on the latest Immigration Court Numbers offers very timely statistics compiled from case-by-case Immigration Court records we receive shortly after the end of each month. For more details, with numbers current as of September 30, 2012, see the latest bulletin at:

TRAC's web-based tools have also been updated with the latest data so that you can examine each of these topics and get further details by specific Immigration Court, hearing location and (depending upon the specific tool) nationality, charge, and outcome type -- removals, voluntary departures, terminations, relief, administrative closures. Find TRAC's Immigration Tools at

You will always be able to find the latest figures for both the Immigration Court and for criminal immigration cases on TRAC's Immigration site, under the top section headed "Latest Figures." Go to:

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- TRAC, Oct. 15, 2012.