Immigration Court Case Backlog Hits Record 610,000

Law360, New York (July 19, 2017, 4:54 PM EDT) -- The immigration court backlog jumped by about 11,000 cases in one month, reaching a record high of more than 610,000 cases in late June, according to Syracuse University researchers.

As of June 30, there were 610,524 cases backed up in the immigration courts, up from 598,943 at the end of May, according to records obtained by the Transactions Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University under Freedom of Information Act requests and released on Monday. The TRAC report also identified a 9.3 percent drop in final dispositions...
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