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August 19, 2016

96,000 Facing Deportation Allowed To Stay, Report Says
By Alissa Wickham

Immigration judges have so far found that more than 96,000 noncitizens facing deportation deserved to stay in the United States during this fiscal year, putting them on track to set a record, according to a report from a data organization based at Syracuse University. Over just the first 10 months of this fiscal year, immigration judges found that 96,223 noncitizens facing possible deportation deserved to stay in the U.S, according to Wednesday's report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The judges are on pace to break a record from last year of 106,676 foreign nationals that were found to be able to stay in the country, the organization said. “These outcomes account for 56.8 percent of all cases that judges have decided so far this year,” the report noted. According to the report, one in four people who were able to stay hailed from Mexico, while more than four out of 10 came from Central American countries. TRAC also provided a breakdown of outcomes for specific immigration courts. For example, Phoenix and New York immigration courts led the pack when it came to the percentage of those allowed to stay, with Phoenix clocking in at 82.2 percent and New York at 81.5 percent.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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