New Filings Seeking Removal Orders in Immigration Courts through December 2020
Figure 1. Number of Deportation Proceedings, FY1992-FY2020 (to view values, mouse over any bar)
Figure 1 shows new filings in Immigration Courts for the country as a whole by fiscal year. Counts are based upon each
new government filing that begins a deportation proceeding, and dates are based upon
the initial filing date.
To eliminate double counting, subsequent court proceedings
based upon the same charging document are excluded. Thus, these counts differ from
those for "new proceedings received" since the Immigration Courts frequently open
a new numbered proceeding when a case is transferred or venue is changed, a case
is remanded back to the court following an appeal, or a proceeding is reopened at
the request of either party. Also, only deportation proceedings are included,
i.e., those in which DHS files a "Notice to Appear."
Figure 2. Deportation Proceedings by Nationality, FY2020 (to view values, mouse over bar)
Figure 2 shows national deportation proceedings for the top ten nationalities during the
current fiscal year which starts in September and ends in October of the following year.
Use the web-query tool to obtain similar information by state, Immigration Court, hearing location, nationality and fiscal year.