Wednesday, October 17, 2012
September 2012 Immigration Court figures show a slowing in the pace of new closures under ICE's Prosecutorial Discretion (PD) program. There were only 1,093 new PD closures during September, the second straight month that PD closures have declined. PD closures now total 9,616 cases since the program was launched last year, or only 3.2 percent of the Court backlog as of the end of last September. TRAC's monthly bulletin on the latest Immigration Court Numbers offers timely statistics compiled from case-by-case Immigration Court records we receive shortly after the end of each month.