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Brownsville Herald
September 7, 2016

Convicted felons apprehended during weekend
By Kristian Hernandez

The backlog of cases in immigration courts across the United States is at an all-time high, according to the Transactional Access Records Clearinghouse, a Syracuse University-based project that tracks data from ICE and other federal agencies. There are more than 500,000 pending immigration court cases across the United States, with California leading at about 93,000 and Texas with more than 88,000, TRAC data shows. The non-partisan group has been tracking data since 1998, when there were about 129,000 backlogged immigration cases. Most of the people being released today by ICE in Texas with a court date will have to wait nearly two years before their cases are heard by a judge, according to TRAC data.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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