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Growth In Immigration Backlog Slowing - TRAC

"The number of cases awaiting a resolution before the Immigration Courts reached a total of 300,225 at the end of December 2011, up from 297,551 at the end of September. Although the backlog continued to grow, according to the very latest data obtained and analyzed by the Transactional Records...

Immigration Court Backlog Reaches New High

TRAC, Mar. 13, 2013 - " The number of cases awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts has risen along with the average time these pending cases have been waiting. As of the end of February 2013, the backlog has reached a new all-time high of 325,296. According to the very latest data obtained...

Wait Times in Immigration Courts Increased in March 2013; Average 555 Days!

"Wait times in the Immigration Courts continue to rise. According to the data through March 2013 obtained and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), the average number of days cases have been waiting has reached 555 days , up from 531 days at the end of FY 2012. The backlog...

ICE’s FOIA Requests Piling Up

"At Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) there has been a rapid rise in the backlog of FOIA requests received that have been waiting unanswered for long periods of time. According to its annual FOIA report, ICE had only 50 pending requests at the end of FY 2011. However, this number had jumped...

ICE’s FOIA Office Backlog Shows Ballooning Wait Times

"The median time FOIA requests have been waiting unanswered in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s backlog has climbed 64 percent in just the last sixty days. During this period according to ICE records, receipts of new FOIA requests and monthly closure numbers have not noticeably...

Immigration Court Backlog Up 85% From Five Years Ago

"The number of cases awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts climbed to 344,230 by the end of fiscal year 2013, according to very timely government enforcement data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. The case backlog, which has risen...

555-Day Backlog at Houston Immigration Court

"Those awaiting hearings at a Houston immigration court should be prepared to wait for much more than a year due to thousands of pending cases, a shortage of judges and the more than two-week federal shutdown in October, a report has found. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse , a data...

Juvenile Cases Help Push Immigration Court Backlog to New High: TRAC

TRAC, July 10, 2014 : "As of the end of June 2014, the number of cases awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts has climbed to an all time high of 375,503 -- an increase of more than 50,000 since the start of FY 2013 -- according to very timely government enforcement data obtained by the...

TRAC: Immigration Court Backlog Nears 400,000

"The number of cases awaiting resolution in the Immigration Courts had grown to 396,552 by the end of July 2014. This backlog increased by nearly 75,000 cases, or 22 percent, since the start of fiscal year 2013, according to very timely government enforcement data obtained by the Transactional Access...

Immigration Court Case Backlog Reaches Record High: Law360 / TRAC

Kelly Knaub, Law360, May 15, 2015 - " The backlog of immigration cases has hit an all-time high of 445,607, with California, Texas, New York, Florida and New Jersey being the top backlogged states, according to data obtained by Syracuse University research center Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse...

TRAC Report: Ballooning Wait Times for Hearing Dates in Overworked Immigration Courts

TRAC, Sept. 21, 2015 - "There were nearly a half million individual deportation cases (456,644) pending before the judges in the nation's clearly overwhelmed Immigration Courts at the end of August, according to the very latest information obtained from the U.S. Department of Justice and analyzed...

TRAC: Priority Cases Overwhelm Immigration Court's Capacity to Handle

TRAC, Sept. 15, 2016 - " The number of judges continue to prove insufficient to handle the growing backlog in the Immigration Courts. The problems are particularly acute for handling even priority cases like those involving unaccompanied children and women with children according to the latest court...

Immigration Court's Rising Backlog Now at 521,676 Cases - TRAC

TRAC, Nov. 9, 2016 - " The latest Immigration Court data show the growth in the court's crushing backlog of cases continued through the first month of FY 2017. During the month of October, the court's backlog rose by 5,645 cases, and reached 521,676. In California, the backlog rose to a...

Asylum Outcome Increasingly Depends on Judge Assigned - TRAC

TRAC, Dec. 2, 2016 - "The outcome for asylum seekers has become increasingly dependent upon the identity of the immigration judge assigned to hear their case. While judge-to-judge decision disparities have long existed, a detailed comparison of asylum decisions handed down by judges sitting on the...

Immigration Court Priority Family Case Backlog Surpasses 100,000 - TRAC

TRAC, Jan. 17, 2017 - "The number of judges is still insufficient to handle the growing backlog in the Immigration Court. The court's crushing workload reached a record-breaking 533,909 pending cases as the court closed out calendar year 2016, up 4.2 percent in just the last four months. ...

FOIA Backlog Skyrockets at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

TRAC, May 8, 2017 - "The backlog of unprocessed FOIA requests to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to climb. In just a two-year period, the backlog of unanswered FOIA requests has tripled, climbing from 17,998 at the end of December 2014 to 46,550 at the end of December...

Immigration Court Backlog Climbs to 617,527 Cases

TRAC, Aug. 31, 2017 - The latest available case-by-case court records show that as of the end of July 2017, the Immigration Court's backlog continued to rise , reaching an all-time high of 617,527. For the first time, individuals with pending cases from El Salvador surpassed...

Amid a Growing Immigration Court Backlog, Many Children Still Unrepresented - TRAC

TRAC, Sept. 28, 2017 - "Despite a dramatic drop-off in new Immigration Court cases involving unaccompanied children (UAC) this year, the backlog of pending children's cases has continued to rise. The latest case-by-case court data show that the court backlog of these children's cases reached...