Immigration courts have a large backlog of cases

Miami — As of June, a total of 2,401,961 cases were pending in immigration courts in the United States, according to the latest data released by the Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a data collection, research and distribution organization at Syracuse University.

Immigration courts recorded receipt of 925,000 new cases in fiscal year 2023 through June 2023, indicating that the number of new cases will exceed one million by the end of the year.

Statistics reveal that the intake of new cases in immigration courts has doubled compared to the same period in 2022 (October to June), when 480,879 were registered.

In total, the number rose to 2,401,961 cases for about 600 immigration judges across the country to hear.

As of April, the nation’s immigration courts had a backlog of 2,246,831 cases before the government ended Title 42. In two months, more than 155,000 new cases were filed in immigration courts.


Immigrants are searched by a Border Patrol agent as they enter El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, May 10, 2023.


The waiting process for regularization of immigration status in the United States or abroad is long and arduous due to delays. cases Citizen Service and Immigration (USCIS) 9 accumulates Millions No resolution.

The USCIS backlog is 9 million unresolved applications, including asylum, work permit and citizenship. The increase is mainly due to the high number of asylum claims being made at the border with Mexico.

That situation led President Joe Biden’s administration to face a wave of immigration-related civil lawsuits. So far this year, more than 6,800 cases have been filed because of delays, according to immigration attorney Maria Herrera Melloto.

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Florida is the state with the most cases

Florida tops the list in immigration courts with 376,240 cases. Most are linked to the city of Miami, with 221,004, nearly two-thirds of the infected cases.

TRAC migration statistics

Accumulated cases in immigration courts in the United States.

Accumulated cases in immigration courts in the United States.

Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

The nationalities with the highest number of asylum cases in Miami are: Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Chile.

Texas has the second most cases in immigration courts, with 331,438.

The current situation makes the processing time slower and slower. There are places where migrants who have applied for asylum have to wait up to 10 years for a settlement.


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports that it conducts dozens of deportation flights each week.

In the first half of fiscal year 2023, DHS reported 225,483 deportations and returns, up from 170,896 during the same period in fiscal year 2022.

The Biden administration has allowed millions of people to enter illegally, and thousands more to be deported, at a cost taxpayers pay by paying their taxes.

Esmond Harmon

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