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February 9, 2024

Immigration Backlog Slowing But Still Growing, Report Says
By Britain Eakin

New immigration court cases declined sharply in January, dropping by more than 110,000 from December, while case completions hit a record high, which a new report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse suggested could signal the backlog is slowing. There were about 154,000 new immigration cases filed in January, compared to roughly 264,000 in December, according to TRAC, which is housed at Syracuse University in New York. Meanwhile, the courts closed nearly 77,000 cases last month, a 45% increase from the same time last year, the report said. The numbers reflect "a generally positive trend," according to TRAC, "since fewer incoming cases and greater numbers of case closures are two ways to slow the growth of the backlog, which the report noted is "the subject of significant public concern."

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