A report by the Center for Transaction Records Information and Access (DRAC) at Syracuse University (New York) reveals the total number of cases currently pending before the court 1,337,372.
Early 2017, when Donald Trump Reached the White House, the number of cases accumulated was more than 520,000. In January this year they totaled more than 1.2 million.
How they got the data
According to the report, the TRAC warns that regression cases are not evenly distributed across the country “and that one of the most important factors in case rates is the wide range of representation rates.”
The TRAC points out that it has been able to “update the interactive map of immigration cases and attorney representation rates for the first time” since February 2019, allowing the public to distribute cases and representation rates nationwide for pending cases. At the end of May of the current year.
The Center also said that the records were obtained through requests made under the Freedom of Information Act to EOIR, an agency under the Department of Justice, which oversees the immigration court system.
The TRAC notes that the number of pending cases of deportation varies from state to state. More than 100,000 deportation cases are pending in each of the four states.
According to the report, more than 50,000 cases each are pending in New Jersey and Virginia, while the other 19 states have 10,000 to 50,000 cases.
“Less than 1,000 cases are pending in several states (North Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia, Hawaii, Vermont, Alaska and Montana),” the report said.
This, in turn, indicates that “many states with a high number of deportation cases have a high rate of deportation cases in relation to their population.”
The TRAC also notes that Rhode Island, Washington D.C. (the capital of the United States) and Nebraska are in the top 10, while California, Georgia and North Carolina are in the top 10, with 100,000 residents deported.
Nebraska is a particularly interesting state, located on a beach or on the border between the United States and Mexico, and is one of the top 10 states with the highest number of individual cases.
“Keep in mind that the top 10 states for rates of pending deportation cases are more than 500 per 100,000,” the report highlights.
With regard to the percentage of cases with legal representation, the TRAC states that access to a lawyer is one of the most important factors in the outcome of a deportation case.
New York and California, where deportation cases are pending, have the highest representation rates compared to other states in the country, at 79% and 77%, respectively.
In Florida, on the other hand, only 48% of immigrants involved in deportation activities have legal advice, and 46% in Texas. Georgia’s representation is just 39%.
Advocates, advised by Univision Notice, pointed out that having immigrant legal representation increases the chances of winning an deportation case in immigration court.
“Remember that the judge is a lawyer, and the lawyers for the Immigration and Customs Office (ICE) are lawyers. This is a group of professionals who will fight before the judge, so the person will be deported,” said Jaime Barron, an immigration lawyer trained in Dallas (Texas).
“But if the immigrant has the help of an expert, if he understands the law and rejects the arguments of the trial, the chances of making a mistake are reduced and the foreigner will have more options to stay in the United States,” he adds.
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