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August 19, 2016

Judges Block 57 Percent of Deportations Sought by DHS
By Caroline May

According to government statistics analyzed by the Syracuse University-based Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, during the first ten months of this fiscal year, immigration judges ruled that 96,223 aliens who the government sought to deport could remain in the U.S., a level on pace to exceed the record 106,676 noncitizens judges determined could remain in the U.S. last fiscal year. The judges’ determinations in favor of an alien remaining in the U.S. accounted for 56.8 percent of the cases judges have determined this fiscal year to date, or October 2015 through July 2016, according to TRAC. Of the aliens judges ruled could remain in the U.S., 25 percent were from Mexico and 44 percent were from one of three Central American countries that have been the source of a recent swell of illegal immigration by unaccompanied minors and family units, specifically El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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