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844,333
new court cases recorded so far in FY 2024
Immigration Courts recorded receiving 844,333 new cases so far in FY 2024 as of January 2024. This compares with 277,533 cases that the court completed during this period.
0.29%
based on alleged criminal activity
According to court records, only 0.29% of FY 2024 new cases sought deportation orders based on any alleged criminal activity of the immigrant, apart from possible illegal entry.
277,533
court cases closed so far in FY 2024
Immigration Court recorded closing 277,533 cases so far in FY 2024 as of January 2024.
3,363,667
cases in the Immigration Court backlog
At the end of January 2024, 3,363,667 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 138,380
Los Angeles County, CA 102,707
Queens County, NY 94,338
Cook County, IL 87,235
Harris County, TX 86,466
Miami-Dade County, FL, has the most residents with pending Immigration Court deportation cases (as of the end of January 2024).
88,015
immigrants ordered deported by immigration judges this year
So far this fiscal year (through January 2024), immigration judges have issued removal and voluntary departure orders in 34.4% of completed cases, totaling 88,015 deportation orders.
West Virginia
had highest proportion ordered deported this month
Among Immigration Court cases completed in January 2024, immigrants in West Virginia had the highest proportion ordered removed. Rhode Island residents had the lowest proportion ordered removed.
Honduras
top nationality ordered deported
Nationality Deported
Honduras 16,510
Guatemala 13,865
Mexico 11,682
Nicaragua 7,566
Colombia 6,240
So far in FY 2024 (through January 2024), immigrants from Honduras top list of nationalities with largest number ordered deported.
15.7%
were represented in cases when removal ordered
Only 15.7% of immigrants, including unaccompanied children, had an attorney to assist them in Immigration Court cases when a removal order was issued in January 2024 .
8,816
bond hearings held by immigration judges
Immigration judges have held 8,816 bond hearings so far in FY 2024 (through January 2024). Of these 2,450 were granted bond.