Immigration backlog increases

The number of cases currently pending and awaiting resolution by the immigration courts rose to 261,083 by the end of September. The backlog continues to grow, according to statistics compiled by Syracuse University's TRAC.

To get an idea of the increase, see this graph:

The waiting time for resolution of immigration cases also depends on the nationality of the person, the state where the case is located, and which court is reviewing the case.

Currently, for example, cases in California have the longest waiting time, with an average of 630 days.

To see an interactive graph showing where the delays are and which nationalities have the longest waiting times, click here. here.