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April 26, 2012

As SB 1070 Heads to Court, a Fatherís Case Reveals the Larger Problem
By Julianne Hing

The federal government has closed fewer than 1 percent of the nearly 300,000 deportation cases in its docket since kicking off a program last August to evaluate and remove people from the deportation queue who were not a high priority for deportation, researchers from Syracuse Universityís Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found. The initiative was announced as a means to further prioritize enforcement resources and loosen up the heavy backlog of cases in immigration courts. Yet in the last year, the backlog has actually increased, to 305,556 cases.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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