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September 13, 2021

Report: Over 11,000 asylum-seekers added to expedited docket in August
By Sandra Sanchez

More than one-third of cases identified as being on the Dedicated Docket don’t actually have that Dedicated Docket flag so that does raise questions as to how the courts will report on this,” Kocher said
The Biden administration in August dramatically increased the number of cases placed into an expedited federal immigration court process, according to new data. A total of 11,847 asylum-seekers were placed into the Dedicated Docket program last month — an 81% increase from those placed into the program through July, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a Syracuse University research institute that tracks immigration court cases reported Monday. The Department of Homeland Security in late May announced that it would begin placing migrant families into this new fast-track program that is designed to process immigration cases in under 300 days. Families apprehended between legal U.S. ports of entry and placed in removal proceedings and approved for alternatives to detention were among those who qualify to be placed in the Dedicated Docket.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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