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new court cases recorded so far in FY 2024
Immigration Courts recorded receiving 1,453,035 new cases so far in FY 2024 as of May 2024. This compares with 604,769 cases that the court completed during this period.
based on alleged criminal activity
According to court records, only 0.39% of FY 2024 new cases sought deportation orders based on any alleged criminal activity of the immigrant, apart from possible illegal entry.
court cases closed so far in FY 2024
Immigration Court recorded closing 604,769 cases so far in FY 2024 as of May 2024.
cases in the Immigration Court backlog
At the end of May 2024, 3,669,560 active cases were pending before the Immigration Court.
immigrants are awaiting asylum hearings
At the end of May 2024, out of the total backlog of 3,669,560 cases, 1,342,200 immigrants have already filed formal asylum applications and are now waiting for asylum hearings or decisions in Immigration Court.
Miami-Dade County, FL
has most pending Immigration Court deportation cases
County Count
Miami-Dade County, FL 152,258
Los Angeles County, CA 111,225
Queens County, NY 103,505
Cook County, IL 97,250
Harris County, TX 85,171
Miami-Dade County, FL, has the most residents with pending Immigration Court deportation cases (as of the end of May 2024).
immigrants ordered deported by immigration judges this year
So far this fiscal year (through May 2024), immigration judges have issued removal and voluntary departure orders in 36.0% of completed cases, totaling 200,266 deportation orders.
immigrants ordered removed by immigration judges in May 2024
Outcome Count
Removal Order 27,919
Voluntary Departure 794
Granted Relief 3,978
Other Can Stay 44,148
Total May 2024 76,839
Out of 76,839 Immigration Court deportation cases completed in May 2024, immigration judges issued 27,919 removal orders and gave voluntary departure to an additional 794 immigrants, meaning that deportation was ordered in 37.4% percent of all cases.
immigrants granted relief by immigration judges in May 2024
Out of 3,978 Immigration Court cases in which some form of relief was granted in May 2024, asylum was granted for 2,961 immigrants (74.4%) following their merit hearings.
had highest proportion ordered deported this month
Among Immigration Court cases completed in May 2024, immigrants in Colorado had the highest proportion ordered removed. Mississippi residents had the lowest proportion ordered removed.
top nationality ordered deported
Nationality Deported
Honduras 36,316
Guatemala 30,880
Mexico 29,153
Nicaragua 17,295
Colombia 13,775
So far in FY 2024 (through May 2024), immigrants from Honduras top list of nationalities with largest number ordered deported.
were represented in cases when removal ordered
Only 14.7% of immigrants, including unaccompanied children, had an attorney to assist them in Immigration Court cases when a removal order was issued in May 2024 .
bond hearings held by immigration judges
Immigration judges have held 17,755 bond hearings so far in FY 2024 (through May 2024). Of these 5,307 were granted bond.