May 23, 2022

New Interactive Data Tool: U.S. Immigration Court Outcomes by County of Residence

From TRAC (Transactional Records Clearinghouse)/Syracuse University:

We have just added new features that permit the public to examine the immigrant’s residence in all deportation cases before the Immigrant Court.

The new features track the state and county of residence during the period FY 2001 through February of 2018. The new tool is particularly powerful because users can drill in to see for any particular county or state the immigrants’ custody status as well as the eventual outcomes for their Immigration Court proceeding.

There are stark contrasts in the typical outcome reached in Immigration Court cases for immigrants residing in different communities.

Among the five counties in the country with the highest volume of cases, Queens County in New York City had the highest proportion of immigrants who were granted relief and the lowest proportion who were ordered removed from the country. Cameron County in Texas stood in sharp contrast. Immigrants there had the highest proportion ordered removed and the least granted relief. An important factor in these differing outcomes was whether or not immigrants were able to find attorneys to represent them.


Direct to Interactive Data Tool (Select “Immigrant County”)

Direct to Full Text Report: Tracking Immigration Court Outcomes by County of Immigrant’s Residence

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