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  • Blogging: Immigration Court Backlog Reaches New High by Matthew Kolken

    Bloggings on Deportation and Removal

    by Matthew Kolken

    Immigration Court Backlog Reaches New High

    Via Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration:

    (13 Mar 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 and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), that total rose by 1,571 just during February.

    The court backlog is now 9.3 percent higher than it was at the end of FY 2011 when ICE Director John Morton announced a review of cases designed to reduce both the backlog and wait times. Instead, the backlog has increased, and the average time cases have been waiting to be heard has jumped to 553 days, compared with 489 days at the end of FY 2011 when the review began.

    Click here for the latest backlog data, now updated through February 2013.

    Click here for the latest information on new ICE filings, deportation orders and progress under the prosecutorial discretion program.

    Click here to donote to TRAC immigration.  They are worthy of your support.


    About The Author

    Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).


    The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) alone and should not be imputed to ILW.COM.
    Comments 1 Comment
    1. Gamgamcova's Avatar
      Gamgamcova -
      Considering my husband is awaiting his final hearing at Krome in ,miami for CAT almost three years in april, I can assume hes got to be getting closer now. One can only pray.
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