Immigration Case Backlog At All-Time High; Wait Time Over A Year


The number of cases awaiting resolution before federal immigration courts reached a new all-time high of 247,922 by mid June 2010, says the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The case backlog has continued to grow – up 2.1 percent – since TRAC’s last report three months ago, and is 33.1% higher than levels at the end of federal fiscal year 2008.

Wait times have continued to inch upward. The average time these pending cases have been waiting in the Immigration Courts of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is now 459 days.

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