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Migration Policy Institute
November 2016

Unauthorized Immigrants with Criminal Convictions: Who Might Be a Priority for Removal?
By Muzaffar Chishti and Michelle Mittelstadt

"In addition, most of those targeted for removal will be eligible for an immigration court hearing. However, the immigration court system, an administrative system within the U.S. Department of Justice, is already heavily overburdened. The immigration courts face a backlog of more than 520,000 cases, with an average wait nationally of 675 days for a removal hearing." [based on TRAC data]

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