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October 25, 2013

Immigration Court Backlogs Climb To 344,230 At End Of Fiscal Year, Reaching 85% Rise In 5 Years
By David Iaconangelo

Backlogs in the nation's immigration courts grew again in fiscal year 2013, with 344,230 cases pending, according to recent government enforcement data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. The number is the highest on record and 5.9 percent higher than this time last year, and marks an 85 percent increase in backlogs over the last five years. Those backlogs were particularly large, as one might expect, in the three states where numbers of immigrants are highest - California, New York and Texas -- backlogs were 77,246; 50,818; and 48,626, respectively.

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