TRAC Data Indicates Growing Backlogs in Immigration Courts

By: Helena Coric* U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to experience backlog in its data system. Government enforcement data obtained from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) indicates that the current number of pending cases is up 23 percent, … Continue reading

Statistics Emphasize the Dangers of Over-Simplifying the Deportation Process

By: Helena Coric* The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) recently released some striking information about U.S. federal immigration enforcement. The data is effectively broken up by nationality, geographic location, year and type of immigration charge. It provides a better understand … Continue reading

Asylum Denial Rate Drops to Twenty-Five Year Low

(02 Sep 2010) Very timely Justice Department data show that Immigration Judges are declining substantially fewer requests for asylum. Denial rates have reached the lowest level in the last quarter of a century according to a new analysis by the … Continue reading