|(26 Sep 2018)
In August 2018, Immigration Courts remained overwhelmed with record numbers of cases awaiting decision. As of August 31, 2018, the number had reached 764,561.
In July, the number of cases awaiting decision was 746,049 cases. This is a significant increase - up 41 percent - compared to the 542,411 cases pending at the end of January 2017, when President Trump took office.
California, Texas, and New York have the largest backlogs in the nation at 142,260, 112,733, and 103,054 pending caseloads respectively. While California is the state with the most pending cases, New York City's immigration court topped the list of immigration courts with highest number at 99,919 pending cases at the end of August.
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