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Tulsa World
September 6, 2011

Immigration cases may see delays as deportations prioritized
By Ginnie Graham

The number of cases pending in immigration courts in the U.S. reached an all-time high of 267,752 by the end of December 2010, which is 44 percent higher than the end of the 2008 fiscal year, according to a report by the nonprofit Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The average wait for a case resolution nationally is about 467 days, up from 456 days in September 2009. Deportations have also reached record-setting highs during President Obama's administration, with more than 393,000 being ordered out of the country last year. In Oklahoma, about 913 cases are pending with an average wait of 326 days. Last year, 1,415 orders of removal were made in Oklahoma, up from 449 a decade earlier, according to TRAC.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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