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new court cases recorded so far in FY 2023
Immigration Courts recorded receiving 423,105 new cases so far in FY 2023 as of February 2023. This compares with 234,066 cases that the court completed during this period.
based on alleged criminal activity
According to court records, only 0.69% of FY 2023 new cases sought deportation orders based on any alleged criminal activity of the immigrant, apart from possible illegal entry.
cases in the Immigration Court backlog
At the end of February 2023, 2,135,074 active cases were pending before the Immigration Court.
Miami-Dade County, FL
has most pending Immigration Court deportation cases
County Count
Miami-Dade County, FL 108,539
Los Angeles County, CA 77,760
Harris County, TX 71,335
Queens County, NY 55,568
Dallas County, TX 46,138
Miami-Dade County, FL, has the most residents with pending Immigration Court deportation cases (as of the end of February 2023).
immigrants ordered deported by immigration judges this year
So far this fiscal year (through February 2023), immigration judges have issued removal and voluntary departure orders in 40.7% of completed cases, totaling 89,892 deportation orders.
top nationality ordered deported
Nationality Deported
Honduras 20,159
Guatemala 18,760
Mexico 10,342
El Salvador 7,266
Nicaragua 6,860
So far in FY 2023 (through February 2023), immigrants from Honduras top list of nationalities with largest number ordered deported.
were represented in cases when removal ordered
Only 22.9% of immigrants, including unaccompanied children, had an attorney to assist them in Immigration Court cases when a removal order was issued in February 2023
bond hearings held by immigration judges
Immigration judges have held 11,403 bond hearings so far in FY 2023 (through February 2023). Of these 3,562 were granted bond.