January 2, 2010
Immigration Case Filings Increase by 21% in U.S. in 2009
U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts filed a year-end report on the U.S. judiciary. Among the developments noted for 2009 is that immigration filings climbed to record levels, as the number of defendants increased by 19% (to 26,961) and the number of cases increased by 21% (to 25,804).
The increase in cases was "mostly from filing addressing either improper reentry by aliens or fraud or misuse of a visa or entry permit. The charge of improper reentry by an alien accounted for 80% of all immigration cases and 77% of all immigration defendants. The vast majority of immigration cases--88%--were filed in the five southwestern border districts."
The statistics were compiled by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Click here to read more.
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