Putting TRAC to Work
U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Senate Hearing
October 18, 2023

Preserving Due Process and the Rule of Law: Examining the Status of Our Nation’s Immigration Courts
By Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety

Witnesses cite TRAC data and reports throughout the Senate Hearing: August 2023 saw a record number of new deportation cases arrive at the Immigration Court. A total of 180,065 new Notices to Appear (NTAs) were issued during August Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) Immigration Report, Record Number of New Immigration Court Cases Arrive in August; Destinations for Asylum Seekers Shifting, Sep. 20, 2023,https://trac.syr.edu/reports/729/. In the absence of a universal right to counsel, a significant portion of people in removal proceedings — over 75 percent3 — had no legal representation in non-detained cases. The representation rate is much lower for people held in detention........[Citing TRAC data and reports]

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