Immigration Court Backlog Grows to 1,337,372 Cases

We update our immigration court data every month in order to provide the public with important information about immigration. To improve accessibility to the data, a few months ago we created a new ‘Quick Facts’ tool that provides key data points as clearly as possible. These tools provide easy-to-access data points for journalists writing immigration stories.

We updated those key figures today. Data highlights include the following:

  • Immigration Courts recorded receiving 126,911 new cases so far in FY 2021 as of May


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Austin Kocher, PhD

I study America’s immigration enforcement system. Assistant Professor at TRAC. Graduate of OSU Geography. Online at