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244,438
new court cases recorded so far in FY 2023
Immigration Courts recorded receiving 244,438 new cases so far in FY 2023 as of December 2022. This compares with 129,024 cases that the court completed during this period.
.58%
based on alleged criminal activity
According to court records, only .58% of FY 2023 new cases sought deportation orders based on any alleged criminal activity of the immigrant, apart from possible illegal entry.
2,056,328
cases in the Immigration Court backlog
At the end of December 2022, 2,056,328 active cases were pending before the Immigration Court.
Miami-Dade County, FL
has most pending Immigration Court deportation cases
County Count
Miami-Dade County, FL 106,482
Los Angeles County, CA 75,905
Harris County, TX 74,901
Queens County, NY 53,318
Dallas County, TX 44,038
Miami-Dade County, FL, has the most residents with pending Immigration Court deportation cases (as of the end of December 2022).
50,261
immigrants ordered deported by immigration judges this year
So far this fiscal year (through December 2022), immigration judges have issued removal and voluntary departure orders in 39.0% of completed cases, totaling 50,261 deportation orders.
Honduras
top nationality ordered deported
Nationality Deported
Honduras 11,264
Guatemala 10,718
Mexico 5,946
El Salvador 4,137
Nicaragua 3,621
So far in FY 2023 (through December 2022), immigrants from Honduras top list of nationalities with largest number ordered deported.
21.1%
were represented in cases when removal ordered
Only 21.1% of immigrants, including unaccompanied children, had an attorney to assist them in Immigration Court cases when a removal order was issued.
8,287
bond hearings held by immigration judges
Immigration judges have held 8,287 bond hearings so far in FY 2023 (through December 2022). Of these 2,648 were granted bond.