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Wait Time For Immigrants In Court Hits Record High: Report

Law360, New York (September 21, 2015, 8:42 PM EDT) -- The average wait time for someone stuck in an immigration court’s list of pending cases has hit a record high of 635 calendar days, although the total wait time may come to almost three years, according to a report issued Monday by a Syracuse University data organization.

According to a report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, there were 456,644 deportation cases pending in immigration courts by the end of August. This backlog has caused wait times to reach a new high of 635 days, the report said.

However, this only takes into account how long people have already been waiting,...

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