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International Business Times
April 25, 2017

Trump administration faces surge in federal immigration lawsuits: report
By Lydia O'Neal

The number of civil lawsuits filed in federal courts in March rose by more than 40 percent over the same month last year, to 318 cases, according to a Monday report from Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, a data research organization at Syracuse University. That’s a nearly 6 percent rise over February, and more than double the March total in 2012. Of the 763 total civil immigration suits filed in federal courts for the period between Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration and the end of March, close to half of them were filed by people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeking their own release, a court order preventing their deportation or both. Nearly one in five were filed in New York’s Eastern District, or Brooklyn; 12 percent were filed in the nearby New Jersey federal district and one in 10 cases was filed in New York’s Southern District of Manhattan. Together with California’s Central District, or Los Angeles, which handled nearly as many as Manhattan, those courts accounted for half of the federal immigration dispute suits filed since Trump took office, according to TRAC.

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