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American Academy Psychiatry Law
November 4, 2010

Commentary: The Role of Forensic Psychiatry in the Asylum Process
By Howard Zonana, MD


The number of cases awaiting resolution before the immigration courts reached a new all-time high of 242,776 by the end of March 2010, according to records obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. (TRAC was established in 1989 as a research center jointly sponsored by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. It has offices at Syracuse University and in Washington, D.C., and a branch office on theWest Coast. TRACís work has been supported by numerous foundations such as the Rockefeller Family Fund, the New York Times Company Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, Ford Foundation, JEHT Foundation, Haas Foundation, the Beldon Fund, Herb Block Foundation, and the Open Society Institute.)Wait times have also continued to inch upward.The average time before pending cases areheard in the immigration courts of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is now 443 days



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