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