Wednesday, September 20, 2023
TRAC Immigration: Record Number of New Immigration Court Cases Arrive in August; Destinations For Asylum Seekers Shifting
The latest from TRAC Immigration:
"August 2023 saw a record number of new deportation cases arrive at the Immigration Court. A total of 180,065 new Notices to Appear (NTAs) arrived during August. This is a jump of 19 percent in just one month; July filings had reached a previous high of 151,910. . . . All Immigration Courts across the country are struggling with large backlogs. While the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has ramped up recruiting efforts to add new Immigration Judges, decades of underfunding have meant that it has been unable to make a dent in the backlog which continues to climb. It has reached 2,620,591 at the end of August. " (bold added).