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September 20, 2017

Connecticut Among Top States for Immigration Cases, Backlog Booms
By Sophia Tewa and Daniel Demay

A new look at immigration cases by location found that Connecticut has among the most pending cases in the nation, and national data shows a backlog that's growing fast. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University created a new mapping tool that showed three in four U.S. counties have pending immigration cases and 26 states have more than 1,000 cases pending. Connecticut has more than 3,800 cases, with the largest shares in Hartford, according to the report. California had the most of any state, with more than 111,000 pending immigration cases. But perhaps more staggering than the number of pending cases is the backlog in immigration courts that has grown in the last year. At the end of July, immigration courts had over 617,527 cases awaiting a decision. That's an increase of more than 100,000 from a year prior, when the court backlog tallied 516,031, according to data from TRAC.

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