|(24 Apr 2012)
During the most recent quarter (January-March 2012), the Immigration Courts issued 2,429 fewer deportation orders than in the previous quarter (October-December 2011).
The proportion of cases resulting in an ordered deportation also fell slightly to only 64.1 percent. At the same time, the Immigration Court backlog has continued to rise, last month reaching a new all-time high of 305,556.
A free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, at 2:00pm EDT to present and discuss these new data and the ICE prosecutorial discretion initiative. Go to http://trac.syr.edu/webinar/register.php?wid=20120426 to register.
TRAC's findings are based on case-by-case data obtained from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) by TRAC under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The report can be viewed at this address:
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