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ByPhillip Kim

Immigration Judges Approved 57% of Deportation Cases

During the first ten months of FY 2016, immigration judges have determined that 96,223 noncitizens against whom Homeland Security sought removal orders were entitled to remain in this country. By the end of this fiscal year this pace is on track to surpass the record set last year of 106,676 noncitizens that the court found could remain in the U.S. These outcomes account for 56.8 percent of all cases that judges have decided so far this year.

One in four individuals (25%) allowed to stay was from Mexico. Over four out of ten (44%) were from the three Central American countries — El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras — where in recent years large numbers of unaccompanied children and women with children have come to this country seeking asylum. These figures are based upon case-by-case court records updated through the end of July 2016 obtained and analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

There are a number of reasons why an individual may be allowed to remain in the country. For example, the judge can find that the government did not meet its burden to show the individual was deportable. Or, the judge may have found that the individual was entitled to asylum in this country, or may grant relief from removal under other provisions of the law. A person also may be allowed to remain because the government requests that the case be administratively closed through the exercise of ICE’s prosecutorial discretion, or for some other reason.

Outcomes, for example, vary markedly by Immigration Court. The Phoenix Immigration Court had the highest proportion of individuals who were allowed to stay. In more than four out of every five (82.2%) of its 3,554 cases closed so far in FY 2016 the individuals were successful in their quest to remain in the U.S.

The New York Immigration Court was in second place with 81.5 percent of the individuals in its 16,152 cases closed so far this year allowed to remain in the U.S. The Denver Immigration Court came in third with 78.0 percent of the 831 individuals in its cases successful in their quest to stay in this country.

At the other extreme were the Oakdale, Louisiana, Lumpkin (Stewart), Georgia, and Napanoch (Ulster), New York Immigration Courts where only between 11.3 percent and 17.5 percent of the individuals were allowed to remain in the U.S. Each of these courts handle cases for individuals who are held in detention.


Table 1. Outcome in Immigration Court Cases, FY 2016 (October 2015 – July 2016)
Immigration Court Closed Cases Percent Allowed Stay Rank
All Courts 169,258 56.8
Phoenix 3,554 82.2 1
New York 16,152 81.5 2
Denver 831 78.0 3
San Antonio 3,704 76.8 4
Miami 7,513 75.8 5
Newark 3,358 75.1 6
Philadelphia 2,325 74.1 7
Boston 4,142 73.9 8
Guaynabo 186 71.5 9
Los Angeles 17,981 70.4 10
San Francisco 9,447 70.3 11
Honolulu 353 68.8 12
Cleveland 2,202 64.9 13
Detroit 1,915 64.8 14
Portland 1,037 64.0 15
New Orleans 3,067 63.1 16
Baltimore 4,247 61.8 17
Seattle 2,440 61.7 18
Arlington 7,082 61.0 19
Las Vegas 2,738 60.4 20
Bloomington 1,563 59.3 21
San Diego 2,415 58.1 22
Memphis 5,189 57.5 23
Orlando 3,204 56.3 24
Hartford 1,166 55.3 25
Omaha 1,403 54.5 26
Saipan 13 53.8 27
Pearsall 1,594 53.5 28
Kansas City 1,760 52.8 29
Hagatna 21 52.4 30
Buffalo 1,299 52.0 31
Los Fresnos 1,505 46.1 32
Chicago 3,456 45.4 33
El Paso 3,183 45.3 34
Imperial 393 43.3 35
Atlanta 7,278 41.0 36
Tucson 734 41.0 36
Aurora 786 40.2 38
Harlingen 1,929 38.5 39
Elizabeth 1,156 38.0 40
West Valley 821 37.3 41
Houston – Detained 3,657 36.3 42
Tacoma 1,572 34.9 43
York 1,336 31.8 44
Miami – Krome 2,177 31.8 44
New York – Detain 632 29.4 46
Florence 1,004 28.9 47
Adelanto 1,789 26.2 48
Charlotte 4,153 25.9 49
Dallas 6,826 23.8 50
Houston 4,807 21.0 51
Eloy 1,466 19.4 52
Oakdale 2,240 17.5 53
Lumpkin 2,191 13.1 54
Napanoch 266 11.3 55
Report date: August 17, 2016
ByPhillip Kim

How to Renew Green Card; Fresno Immigration Attorney Green Card Lawyer Citizenship Visa Deportation

How to Renew a Green Card:

Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as a green card, is evidence of your status as a permanent resident with a right to live and work permanently in the United States. It also is evidence of your registration in accordance with U.S. immigration laws. A green card is also called Form I-551.

When to Renew a Green Card
You should renew your green card if you are a permanent resident with a Form I-551 valid for 10 years and the card is either expired or will expire within the next 6 months.

How to Apply To Renew a Green Card
If you are a permanent resident whose 10-year Form I-551 has expired or will expire within the next 6 months, you may renew your green card.

How to Renew a Green Card If You Are Outside the United States
If you are outside the United States and your green card will expire within 6 months (but you will return within 1 year of your departure from the United States and before the card expires), you should file for your renewal card as soon as you return to the United States.

If you are outside of the United States when the card expires and you have not applied for the renewal card prior to your departure, you should contact the nearest U.S. Consulate, USCIS office, or U.S. port of entry.

If you need help on filing an application to renew your Green Card,
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Immigration Law Offices of Phillip Kim, Inc.
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