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Average Time Pending Cases Have Been Waiting in Immigration Courts as of November 2014

Figure 1. Average Days Pending Cases Waiting, FY1998-FY2015
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Figure 1 shows the average days that cases have been waiting in Immigration Courts by fiscal year. Because these cases are still open, more time will usually be needed before a case is closed. Thus these average "wait times" differ from average "processing times" which would include all days until a case is closed.

For prior years, wait times are calculated for cases pending at the end of each fiscal year (September 30). For FY 2015, the wait time is for the currently pending caseload.


Figure 2. Average Wait Time by State, FY2015
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Figure 2 shows the top ten states with the longest average wait times for their backlog in the Immigration Courts.

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