|(24 Feb 2015)
The latest available data from the federal courts show that during January 2015 the government reported 131 new civil filings in the immigration category, down 13.2 percent from the previous month and down 13.3 percent from five years ago.
The most frequently cited statutes in these cases were 28 USC 2241 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (24.4%), 28 USC 1361 Petition for Writ of Mandamus (16.8%), 8 USC 1329 Writ of Mandamus to Adjudicate Visa Petition (14.5%) and 8 USC 1446 Petition for Naturalization Hearing (10.7%).
Among federal judicial districts, the Central District of California (Los Angeles) was the most active with 16 filings. Next were the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) with 11 and the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) with 10.
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