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March 21, 2024

Unfiled Paperwork to Blame for Over 200,000 Deportation Cases Tossed
By Karen Townsend

“These large numbers of dismissals and what then happens raise serious concerns,” the nonpartisan group, affiliated with Syracuse University, said in its report. The percentage of immigration cases that were dismissed skyrocketed immediately upon President Joe Biden taking office, rising from 0.1% in 2017 and 1.2% in 2019 to 10.6% in 2021. The percentage of cases dismissed has shrunk since that peak, but with the number of illegal border-crossers at record highs, the actual number of dismissals was far higher in 2022 and 2023 than at any time on record. So, what happens to the illegal alien when his case is tossed? If it is tossed due to paperwork not being filed with the court, the government can file a new case against the illegal alien. The date released by TRAC, though, shows that in almost 75% of the cases, DHS never bothered to file a new case. This isn't a problem that has only happened sometimes. It has happened throughout President Biden's term. Some cases appear to simply be a clerical error but that mistake is never corrected. For example, in DHS' Baltimore location, attempts to deport the illegal alien only happened 2% of the time. Three-quarter of those 200,000 cases were left in legal limbo, according to TRAC.

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