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July 31, 2012

New Orleans' Immigration Battles
By Charles Maldonado

Immigration court backlogs nationwide have skyrocketed in the past decade from 166,000 pending cases in 2001 to 314,000 cases as of June 2012, according to a recent report by Syracuse University's immigration data analysis program, known as TRAC. Since the review began, 111,000 new cases were added in immigration courts, says ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen. Locally, TRAC reports 3,373 pending cases in New Orleans Immigration Court, up from 284 in 2002 and 2,003 at the end of the 2011 fiscal year.

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