ICE Requests for Deportation Orders Rise Slightly from Historic Lows
(15 Feb 2013) The latest available data from the Immigration Courts show that during January 2013 the government reported 15,174 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) filings seeking deportation orders. Such filings are down 23.7 percent through the first four months of FY 2013 when compared with average monthly filings during FY 2012, according to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). Requests for deportation orders in January were up slightly (1.9 percent) from the earlier low reached during December.

January also saw 1,392 new prosecutorial discretion (PD) closures of cases before the Immigration Courts, a significant increase from December and a figure in line with the number of PD closures in October and November. Overall PD cumulative closures through the end of January numbered 14,799.

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