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Migration Policy Institute
January 2011

Delegation and Divergence: A Study of 287 (g) State and Local Immigration Enforcement
By Randy Capps, Marc R. Rosenblum, Cristine Rodriguez, and Muzaffar Chrishti

Appropriations for the 287(g) program do not include ICE's downstream costs for detaining and removing people or the costs of immigration courts required to process them. The large and increasing volume of cases coming into the immigration court system has resulted in extensive backlogs that can be costly both for the federal government and for immigrants awaiting adjudication of their cases, Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) has used federal records to calculate that there were 261,083 immigration cases pending at the end of September 2010, and on average these cases have been waiting 465 days- or about 15 months-to be adjudicated.........[citing TRAC research].

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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