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Immigration Court Backlog Climbs to 617,527 Cases

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: “The latest available case-by-case court records show that as of the end of July 2017, the Immigration Court’s backlog continued to rise, reaching an all-time high of 617,527. For the first time, individuals with pending cases from El Salvador surpassed the numbers from Mexico in the court’s pending workload. There were a total of 134,645 pending cases involving citizens of El Salvador, edging past the 134,467 cases involving individuals from Mexico. In third place, with 102,532 pending cases were citizens from Guatemala. California continued to have the largest backlog with 115,991 cases pending at its court locations. Texas was second with 99,749 pending cases, followed by New York with 84,429. Both California and New York are continuing to see rising court backlogs. In contrast, court locations in Texas saw a small decline in July. To see a snapshot of pending cases in Immigration Courts go to: immigration/court_backlogapprep_backlog.php. To drill further into these numbers, by nationality, court and hearing location go to the backlog tool at:

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