Tuesday, April 23, 2024

New TRAC Analysis of Growing Deportation Orders

In the latest report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), significant trends in immigration court deportations are detailed, emphasizing the increased number of removal orders and varying rates of legal representation among immigrants. Here’s a brief overview of the essential findings:

  • Increased Removal Orders: Over the first half of FY 2024, immigration judges issued 136,623 deportation orders, a 50% increase compared to the peak in FY 2019.

  • Top Locations for Deportations: New York City, Harris County (Houston), and Los Angeles County saw the highest numbers of immigrants ordered deported, with significant activities also in Dallas and Miami-Dade counties.

  • Representation Rates: Only 15% of immigrants ordered removed had legal representation, significantly affecting their ability to contest removals effectively.

  • Long Case Durations: Immigration court cases, especially those resulting in deportations, are taking longer, averaging over two and a half years to conclude.

  • Impact of Legal Representation: Immigrants with legal representation have markedly better outcomes, with a significant portion of represented individuals avoiding deportation, particularly among those filing for asylum.

For a detailed read on the topic, visit the TRAC report.



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But how many who reach the interior of the country will be deported, even if they have hearings that result in a deportation order? There were 1,292,830 migrants subject to final deportation orders in fiscal 2023, and ICE only removed 142,580 of them.

Posted by: Nolan Rappaport | Apr 24, 2024 3:53:22 PM

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