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U.S. Immigration Courts and the Pending Cases Backlog [April 25, 2022]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "Immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings are adjudicated by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), under authority delegated by the Attorney General. Immigration courts are not part of the federal judiciary. [...] This report begins by outlining EOIR's adjudicatory components. It then describes the process for removal proceedings, which are the most common proceedings in immigration courts. It also describes bond proceedings for individuals detained during removal proceedings. Next, the report discusses key policy topics related to removal proceedings, including respondents' access to legal representation and 'in absentia' removal orders. The second half of the report focuses on the backlog of pending cases, factors associated with the backlog, proposed solutions for addressing it, and related debates."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R47077
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2022-04-25
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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