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new court cases recorded so far in FY 2023
Immigration Courts recorded receiving 652,644 new cases so far in FY 2023 as of April 2023. This compares with 358,110 cases that the court completed during this period.
based on alleged criminal activity
According to court records, only 0.68% of FY 2023 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 2023
Immigration Court recorded closing 358,110 cases so far in FY 2023 as of April 2023.
cases in the Immigration Court backlog
At the end of April 2023, 2,246,831 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 110,730
Los Angeles County, CA 79,694
Harris County, TX 68,328
Queens County, NY 61,009
Kings County, NY 50,417
Miami-Dade County, FL, has the most residents with pending Immigration Court deportation cases (as of the end of April 2023).
immigrants ordered deported by immigration judges this year
So far this fiscal year (through April 2023), immigration judges have issued removal and voluntary departure orders in 39.8% of completed cases, totaling 135,284 deportation orders.
North Carolina
had highest proportion ordered deported this month
Immigration Court judges in North Carolina issued deportation orders in the highest proportion of cases in April 2023. Oregon judges had lowest proportion ordered deported.
top nationality ordered deported
Nationality Deported
Honduras 30,017
Guatemala 27,700
Mexico 15,553
Nicaragua 11,125
El Salvador 10,628
So far in FY 2023 (through April 2023), immigrants from Honduras top list of nationalities with largest number ordered deported.
were represented in cases when removal ordered
Only 19.8% of immigrants, including unaccompanied children, had an attorney to assist them in Immigration Court cases when a removal order was issued in April 2023 .
bond hearings held by immigration judges
Immigration judges have held 15,209 bond hearings so far in FY 2023 (through April 2023). Of these 4,706 were granted bond.