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TRAC Report – Immigration Court Decision Times Lengthen

Via Jeff Lamicela: “During the first six months of FY 2011, decision times continued to climb in cases disposed of by the Immigration Courts, according to timely government enforcement data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The increasingly long average wait reached 302 days — up 7.5 percent in the last six months, and almost 30 percent higher than the average disposition time during FY 2009. Average times varied, depending upon the nature of the court’s decision, from 141 days for removal orders up to 714 days for grants of relief.”

  • “Accompanying this special report is TRAC’s Immigration Court Outcomes Tool, now updated through March 2011. This application provides a way to view the numbers of completed cases and outcome decision times for each state, court, hearing location and nationality. This information is also available separately for removals, voluntary departures, relief granted, and terminations. The Immigration Court Outcomes Tool as well as other immigration data tools and applications are here.”
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