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Center for Immigration Studies
May 22, 2017

"Punishing" Apprehended Illegal Aliens with Alternatives to Detention?
By Dan Cadman

According to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), despite the hiring of 79 new immigration judges: As of the end of April 2017, the number of cases waiting for a decision had reached an all-time high of 585,930. ... On average individuals have currently been waiting 670 days, and may have to wait much longer before their cases will be heard. Nine courts that currently account for a quarter of this backlog require some individuals to wait for more than four additional years from now before a hearing is scheduled. The Immigration Court in San Francisco with nearly 42,000 backlogged cases has some individuals waiting for more than five additional years as much as 1,908 days longer for their July 21, 2022, hearing date. (Emphasis added.)

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