|(14 Jul 2011)
Very timely information about the asylum decisions of 233 individual judges in the nation's special Immigration Courts is now available in a newly updated application developed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
This is the sixth year TRAC has prepared this annual report series, which covers each of the 50 separate cities in which these Immigration Courts are based.
This year's reports, based upon asylum decisions made during the period FY 2006 to FY 2011 (through May 4), were obtained by TRAC under the Freedom of Information Act from the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The new data are part of TRAC's continual effort to obtain and present to the public the most recent information about the operation of these courts.
For each of the 50 courts, an individual report is available for each judge who served on that court and made at least 100 asylum decisions. There are a total of 265 reports in the series this year, since some judges served on more than one court during the six-year period.
Each judge's asylum denial rate is compared with all of the judges in that particular court as well as with the denial rates of judges throughout the United States. Further details on the composition of the asylum caseload each judge handled, including representation and the nationality of the asylum seeker, are presented and compared with patterns for the nation as a whole.
To view these latest reports go to:
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