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The Dallas Morning News
February 12, 2016

Immigration courts: a legal Ellis Island where many feel marooned
By Dianne Solis

Immigration courts function like chaotic and fascinating legal Ellis Island, where many feel marooned. Now, the courts are more clogged than ever. Through the month of January, the backlog heap climbed to a staggering 474,025 cases, according to a new report this afternoon from TRAC, the Syracuse University project known as the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Texas runs a close second to California with the largest heap of cases from immigrants in proceedings. In Texas, the average immigration case takes 680 days to complete, or nearly two years. In Colorado, it takes 933 days on average.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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