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The Daily Caller
June 6, 2017

Report: Limited Detention Space Forces ‘Catch And Release’ Of Illegal Aliens
By Will Racke

The dearth of detention space is one reason why the pool of illegal immigrants living freely in the U.S. while awaiting a court hearing continues to expand. As of April 2017, there were an all-time high 585,000 cases in the immigration court backlog, according to data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. Since Trump took office in January, the pending caseload has grown by 30,000, rising by an average of about 7,500 per month. The growth rate is much lower than during the last seven months of President Barack Obama’s presidency, when it averaged about 20,600 people per month.

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