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June 20, 2012

5 Diversity Items for June 20

The number of federal immigration cases closed by prosecutorial discretion rose in March, according to new numbers released on Tuesday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. As of May 31, a total of 4,505 cases were closed under a special program designed to reduce the backlog of matters pending in the nationís immigration courts by identifying cases that could be dismissed or put on hold by prosecutors. According to the report, 2,609 cases had been closed at the end of March.

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