1.3 Million People Awaiting Deportation Hearings; Average Case Now Takes Three Years Due To Backlog

1.3 Million People Awaiting Deportation Hearings; Average Case Now Takes Three Years Due To Backlog


So many people are coming into America illegally that the average length of a deportation case takes more than three years to clear.

The Washington Times reported that more than “1.3 million people are currently awaiting deportation decisions in immigration courts,” with the average case now pending for nearly three years. The information comes from new data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University.

“A decade ago just 300,000 cases were pending, and even three years ago it was fewer than 770,000 cases, meaning the government has netted more than 550,000 cases on its docket since 2018,” the outlet reported.

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Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, said the growth is a sign of just how lax America’s border controls have become, and how immigrants who are in the country illegally have gotten good at exploiting loopholes, demanding lengthy court proceedings when previously they would have quickly been ousted.

“There simply are more

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