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Immigration Court Backlogs Reach All-Time High

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Due to the recent surge of unaccompanied children migrants the backlog in Immigration Courts has reached an all-time high.  At the end of June the back log totaled 375,503 cases, which is an increase of more than 50,000 since the start of the 2013 fiscal year.  Specifically the number of juvenile cases has increased to 41,600 and more are anticipated every day.   Along with an increase in the backlog, the average wait-time for pending cases has also increased to an average of 587 days.

To view annual backlog trends and the states with the largest backlog per the end of June 2014, see the latest Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report at: http://trac.syr.edu/imm/snap_backlog 

To view immigration court backlog trends based on location and nationality per the end of June 2014, see TRACs immigration backlog tool at: http://tracfed.syr.edu/cgi-bin/tracuser.pl

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