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819,573
new court cases recorded so far in FY 2022
Immigration Courts recorded receiving 819,573 new cases so far in FY 2022 as of August 2022. This compares with 380,777 cases that the court completed during this period.
.67%
based on alleged criminal activity
According to court records, only .67% of FY 2022 new cases sought deportation orders based on any alleged criminal activity of the immigrant, apart from possible illegal entry.
1,917,464
cases in the Immigration Court backlog
At the end of August 2022, 1,917,464 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 98,065
Harris County, TX 79,857
Los Angeles County, CA 72,087
Queens County, NY 51,870
Dallas County, TX 39,265
Miami-Dade County, FL, has the most residents with pending Immigration Court deportation cases (as of the end of August 2022).
99,607
immigrants ordered deported by immigration judges this year
So far this fiscal year (through August 2022), immigration judges have issued removal and voluntary departure orders in 26.2% of completed cases, totaling 99,607 deportation orders.
Guatemala
top nationality ordered deported
Nationality Deported
Guatemala 20,897
Honduras 20,277
Mexico 13,135
El Salvador 9,549
Nicaragua 6,202
So far in FY 2022 (through August 2022), immigrants from Guatemala top list of nationalities with largest number ordered deported.
21.0%
were represented in cases when removal ordered
Only 21.0% of immigrants, including unaccompanied children, had an attorney to assist them in Immigration Court cases when a removal order was issued.
27,716
bond hearings held by immigration judges
Immigration judges have held 27,716 bond hearings so far in FY 2022 (through August 2022). Of these 9,365 were granted bond.