|(15 Nov 2012)
October 2012 Immigration Court figures show the Court backlog dropping for the first time in years, shrinking by 1 percent to 321,633 cases.
This reduction, owing to a decrease in new filings combined with an increase in closures during the month, still represents a backlog that is 8.1 percent higher than it was at the end of September 2011, and 22.4 percent higher than at the end of September 2010.
TRAC's monthly bulletin on the latest Immigration Court Numbers offers very timely statistics compiled from case-by-case Immigration Court records we receive shortly after the end of each month. For more details, with numbers current as of October 31, 2012, see the latest bulletin at:
TRAC's web-based tools have also been updated with the latest data so that you can examine each of these topics and get further details by specific Immigration Court, hearing location and (depending upon the specific tool) nationality, charge, and outcome type -- removals, voluntary departures, terminations, relief, administrative closures. Find TRAC's Immigration Tools at
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