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September 27, 2012

How New York immigration judges are upending a federal crackdown
By Sasha Chavkin

Even after the prosecutorial discretion memos, the numbers and rates of deportations being rejected by judges In New York City has continued to grow, according to federal statistics on immigration court decisions compiled by Syracuse University’s TRAC database. Total cases completed climbed from 15,405 in 2010 to nearly 18,000 projected for 2012, while the proportion of these deportations that were blocked by judges increased from 66 percent to 74 percent. Annual terminations in New York City—in which judges simply dismiss deportation cases as inadequate rather than granting a person relief for reasons such as asylum—jumped from 1,504 in 2010 to 2,883 in 2011 to more than 3,700 expected for 2012.

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