TRAC-Reports
Growth In Immigration Backlog Slowing
(08 Feb 2012) The number of cases awaiting a resolution before the Immigration Courts reached a total of 300,225 at the end of December 2011, up from 297,551 at the end of September. Although the backlog continued to grow, according to the very latest data obtained and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), the pace of increase slowed because of a drop in new court filings during this period. Average wait times substantially increased last quarter, to 507 days from 489 days at the end of September, 2011.

The case-by-case records obtained from the Immigrations Courts under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that only 8.2 percent of the pending cases involved a charge of engaging in criminal activities, actions adverse to national security or aiding terrorism -- a fraction which has fallen slightly from 8.3 percent at the end of September.

Using TRAC's updated app, you can get information about backlog and wait times by charge on all of the cases filed in the Immigration Courts. In addition, you can drill down to the state, court, hearing office and nationality for both backlog and wait times. Go to:

http://trac.syr.edu/phptools/immigration/court_backlog/
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