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Deseret News
November 19, 2014

Utah members of Congress slam Obama's immigration reform plan
By Dennis Romboy

The Department of Homeland Security filed 222,956 applications for removal orders in the federal budget year that ended Sept. 30, up 12.2 percent from the previous year. Despite an overall increase, there was a large drop in the number of applications that were based on allegations of criminal activity, the university reported. Only 20,217 out of the total filings involved a criminal offense. That is down from 27,671 people out of the 198,723 total filings in 2013 that were based on allegations of criminal activity. The court's backlog of pending cases reached 421,972 cases at the end of October 2014, a rise of 22.6 percent since September 2013, according to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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