According to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a non-partisan research organization the operates out of Syracuse University, the number of pending deportation cases has reached a record 267,752 by the end of December 2010.
The deportation backlog has grown by 2.6 percent since TRAC's last report three months ago. This is 44% higher than levels at the end of FY 2008.
Chart provided by TRAC
By parsing through all the data TRAC determined that the average time of deportation cases is now 467 days, compared with 456 days at the end of September last year.
Click here to see the full details on the deportation backlogs by state, nationality, Immigration Court and hearing locations.
Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law ? including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).