ICE Prosecutorial Discretion Initiative: Latest Figures from TRAC

ICE Prosecutorial Discretion Initiative: Latest Figures from TRAC

"A special Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program announced last August to reduce the massive backlog of pending [Immigration Court] matters by identifying those that could be dismissed or put on hold has resulted in the closure of 2,609 cases, according to government data covering the period up to the end of March. The backlog reduction is less than one percent of the 298,173 cases pending before the Immigration Courts as of the end of last September."

Tool: Immigration Court Cases Closed Based on Prosecutorial Discretion as of March 28, 2012.  - TRAC, Apr. 19, 2012.