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Southern California Public Radio
May 9, 2012

ICE deportation reviews by the numbers, explained
By Leslie Berestein Rojas

ICE is reviewing both “non-detained” deportation cases, i.e. those of people not being held in detention facilities, and a smaller number involving ICE detainees. What it means: Of all these eligible cases, only a little over 2,700 had been administratively closed as of mid-last month. This is more or less on par with recent immigration court numbers released by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which cited 2,609 cases shelved through the end of March. What defines “administratively closed?” This means that a deportation case has been set aside, but it has not been terminated. The case can still be reopened in the future. Those who benefit can stay in the country, but they don’t get legal status or permission to work. According to the TRAC report, there were 218 deportation cases closed in Los Angeles through the end of March, four terminated and 214 administratively closed. ICE has said that reviews will continue on more than 50,000 cases in L.A.’s immigration courts.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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