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New Data Sheds Light on What Happens to People Found Inadmissible at U.S. Ports of Entry
(09 Aug 2022) People arriving at each of the more than 300 U.S. ports of entry must be inspected by Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers employed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before being allowed into the country. As a result of this inspection, over the past decade CBP officers working at ports of entry have determined over 3 million times that individuals before them were “inadmissible” because they lacked the proper authorization to enter the country. See more...
DHS Fails to File Paperwork Leading to Large Numbers of Dismissals
(29 Jul 2022) One out of every six new cases DHS initiates in Immigration Court are now being dismissed because CBP officials are not filing the actual "Notice to Appear" (NTA) with the Court. The latest case-by-case Court records obtained and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University through a series of Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests show a dramatic increase in these cases. See more...
Fewer Immigrants Face Deportation Based on Criminal-Related Charges in Immigration Court
(28 Jul 2022) Over the past decade, the number of criminal-related charges listed on Notices to Appear as the basis for deportation has declined dramatically. In 2010, across all Notices to Appear (NTAs) received by the immigration courts that year, ICE listed a total of 57,199 criminal-related grounds for deportation. See more...
ICE Currently Holds 22,886 Immigrants in Detention, Alternatives to Detention Growth Increases to nearly 300,000
(26 Jul 2022) According to the latest data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency held 22,886 immigrants in detention on July 17, 2022. Of these, 16,539 were arrested by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The number of immigrants in detention who were arrested by ICE has been growing since the start of the year, from under 5,000 to 6,347 currently. The majority of detained immigrants—69 percent—do not have a criminal record. See more...
Pace of Immigration Court Processing Increases While Backlog Continues to Climb
(15 Jul 2022) The latest case-by-case records show that the Immigration Court backlog reached 1,821,440 at the end of June 2022. This is up 25 percent from the backlog just at the beginning of this fiscal year. These figures are based on the analysis of the latest court records obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. See more...
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