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August 31, 2010

Obama Halts 17K Deportations, But Record Number Await Hearings
By Seth Freed Wessler

According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, in June there were a record 247,922 cases waiting to be adjudicated by immigration courts. The backlogs mean that the average wait for detained immigrants facing deportation was 459 days. Though hugely significant for the detainees who could be released, 17,000 amounts to only about 4 percent of the 400,000 deportations expected to be carried out this year.

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