|(15 Oct 2015)
Judges in the U.S. Immigration Court completed 198,105 cases during FY 2015, up 7.3 percent from 184,597 in FY 2014.
According to the latest available case-by-case court records, current as of the end of the fiscal year, this marks the first time in six years that Immigration Court closings have risen rather than fallen, halting a downward slide that had been observed since FY 2009.
While individuals from Mexico still comprise the single largest component of the Immigration Court caseload, their numbers are down nearly ten percent from the year before, and have fallen 45.3 percent since FY 2009. Increases were seen in cases from the other four most represented nationalities: 57.7 percent more from Honduras, 44.1 percent more from Guatemala, 35.1 percent more from El Salvador and 4.8 percent more from China.
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