Only One Fourth of New Immigration Court Cases Involve Mexicans
(21 Mar 2016) The number of individuals from Mexico whose removal is sought by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to steadily decrease, according to the latest data on deportation filings from the Immigration Courts. As of the end of February 2016, there have been 63,420 new Immigration Court filings in FY 2016. Of these, 15,821 involve persons from Mexico, followed by 14,512 from El Salvador and 11,091 from Guatemala.

More than one third (35%) of new Immigration Court cases filed so far this fiscal year involve unaccompanied children or children accompanied by a woman (or other adult). These cases continue to originate largely with three Central American countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Moreover, proceedings against women with children or unaccompanied children comprise more than half of the immigration cases for each of these three countries.

These latest figures are based on an analysis of case-by-case information by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. For this analysis, TRAC obtained court records from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

For more details, including top ten nationalities for new proceedings, see the report at:
Many of TRAC's free query tools -- including those on DHS filings, prosecutorial discretion and much more -- have also been updated through February 2016. For an index to the full list of TRAC's immigration tools go to:
To keep up with TRAC, follow us on Twitter @tracreports or like us on Facebook:
TRAC is self-supporting and depends on foundation grants, individual contributions and subscription fees for the funding needed to obtain, analyze and publish the data we collect on the activities of the US Federal government. To help support TRAC's ongoing efforts, go to:

Customized queries of TRAC's data TRAC FBI Web Site TRAC DEA Web Site TRAC Immigration Web Site TRAC IRS Web Site TRAC ATF Web Site TRAC Reports Web Site FOIA Project Web Site
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
Copyright 2016
TRAC What's New TRAC