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TRAC: Pending Immigration Court cases reach all-time high

October 22, 2010

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According to a new analysis of data by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), the number of cases awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts reached a new, all-time high of 261,083 matters by the end of September 2010. The case backlog has continued to grow—up 5.3 percent—since TRAC’s last report three months ago, and is more than a third higher (40 percent) than levels at the end of fiscal year 2008.

For full details, view the report at: http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/242/.

TRAC is a data gathering, data research and data distribution organization at Syracuse University. The purpose of TRAC is to provide the American people—and institutions of oversight such as Congress, news organizations, public interest groups, businesses, scholars and lawyers—with comprehensive information about staffing, spending and enforcement activities of the federal government.

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