|(08 Sep 2008)
A new special report from TRAC has determined that key parts of a 22-point Bush Administration plan to make the Immigration Courts work in a fairer and more effective way have not been implemented.
While many shortcomings were identified, the study also found areas where the changes were adopted.
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced the improvement plan in August of 2006, after a series of unusually harsh appellate-level court rulings and statistical studies by TRAC and others found the courts were in disarray. Read the new TRAC report at
The report was developed with the support of Syracuse University and the Carnegie Foundation. It builds on an extensive four-year effort to examine a range of different immigration regulation issues, undertaken with grants from the Ford Foundation, the JEHT Foundation and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.
For a complete list of TRAC's immigration reports, go to
TRAC continues to provide free reports on a range of other different enforcement areas. Go to http://trac.syr.edu/tracreports/bulletins/ for timely information on the prosecutions and convictions that occurred for individuals identified as terrorists, white collar criminals, corrupt government officials, drug dealers, etc. The latest month-by-month data cover the first eight months of FY 2008. Free reports are also available for major agencies such as the DEA, FBI, IRS and DHS.
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