The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a nonpartisan data gathering, data research and data distribution organization at Syracuse University, has reported that there has been an exponential increase of rejected deportation cases by Immigration Courts.
TRAC's report includes the following findings:
- During the last three months of FY 2010, the rejection rate of ICE requests for removal (deportation) was nearly one out of three or 31 percent. This turndown rate is up from what it was — one out of every four — 12 months earlier.
- For all of FY 2010, some courts turned down ICE removal requests more than half of the time. Among them were the Immigration Courts in New York City (70% turned down), Oregon (63% turned down), Los Angeles (63% turned down), Miami (59% turned down) and Philadelphia (55% turned down).
- Considering the records for the last five years, the information shows that the number of those cases where ICE sought a removal that the courts then determined were not subject to deportation because the individuals were entitled to reside in the United States was considerable, more than a quarter of a million individuals.
Looks like the Obama administration is being just a tad (31%) overzealous in reaching their 400,000 deportations per year mandate.
Click here to read the entire report.