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September 30, 2021

Growing backlog in immigration court leaves many migrants living in limbo
By Robert Arnold

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse maintained by Syracuse University showed since 2017, between 60 and 70-percent of asylum decisions in immigration court denied relief. However, TRAC data shows it can take years before these decisions are reached. According to the TRAC database, more than 1.4 million cases are pending in immigration court, and nationally a case is pending an average of 950 days. In Houston immigration courts, which are more crowded, the average time a case is pending is 1,203 days.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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