|(15 May 2015)
The number of new cases awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts climbed to a new all-time high of 445,607 as of the end of April 2015, according to very timely government court data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
The backlog has risen 9.2 percent since the start of FY 2015 and is 29.5 percent higher than it was at the beginning of FY 2014.
The number of pending cases involving unaccompanied children is slowly falling, down 700 cases in the past month to a current total of 70,035, representing 15.7 percent of the total backlog.
For more details, including the top nationalities represented and the states with the largest numbers of backlogged immigration cases, see the report at
For more details on the backlog and juvenile cases, see:
http://trac.syr.edu/imm/court_backlog/ (for backlog)
http://trac.syr.edu/imm/juvenile/ (for juveniles)
Many of TRAC's other free query tools -- including those on DHS filings, prosecutorial discretion and much more -- have also been updated through April 2015. For an index to the full list of TRAC's immigration tools go to:
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