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Mexico

Deportation cases left open

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2 years ago

Immigration cases for Mexicans facing deportation in the United States have risen and are remaining unresolved longer.

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Immigration courts in the United States have a total of 130,442 open cases for Mexican citizens. This is the highest number in history of Mexicans waiting to be deported or waiting for their migratory status to be resolved in the United States.

According to official figures compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) program at Syracuse University, the most recent figure from January, is higher than that at the end of the U.S. fiscal year in September 2015, when 130,425 immigration cases for Mexicans were registered.

The total number of Mexican immigration cases in the United States represents a significant increase since Barack Obama became president in 2009.

In 2008, an average of a little less than 41,000 open cases for Mexican citizens in immigration courts in the United States were reported, while a decade earlier in 1998, there were almost 29,000 cases of Mexican citizens in this type of court.

Mexicans make up the majority of immigration court cases in the United States.

In January, a total of 474,025 open migration cases were reported, while in 2008 there were 186,108 cases and in 1998 there were 129,505 cases.

The nation with the second most open immigration court cases in the United States is El Salvador with 82,074 cases, followed by Guatemala with 63,974 cases, Honduras with 61,296 cases and China with 25,179 cases.

Immigration cases for Mexican

citizens remain open for an average of 829 days, while the general average is only 667 days. This is the longest waiting time in at least the last two decades.

In September 2015, immigration cases for Mexican citizens remained open for an average of 783 days, while the general average was only 634 days. In 2008, cases for Mexican citizens in the United States stayed open for an average of 412 days.

The courts with the highest number of open cases for Mexican citizens in January are in the states of California, which had 37,670 open cases; Texas, with 23,340 cases; and Illinois, which had 9,965 cases.

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