Wednesday, August 9, 2017
EOIR Claims that “Return to Rule of Law in Trump Administration Marked by Increase in Key Immigration Statistics “
The Executive Office of Immigration Review has released dataon orders of removal, voluntary departures, and final decisions for the first six months of the Trump Administration.
The data released for Feb. 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017 is as follows:
— Total Orders of Removal : 49,983. Up 27.8 percent over the same time period in 2016 (39,113)
— Total Orders of Removal and Voluntary Departures: 57,069. Up 30.9 percent over the same time period in 2016 (43,595)
— Total Final Decisions: 73,127. Up 14.5 percent over the same time period in 2016 (63,850)
Pursuant to President Trump’s Jan. 25 Executive Order, “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” the Department of Justice mobilized over one hundred existing Immigration Judges to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detention facilities across the country. Over 90 percent of these cases have resulted in orders requiring aliens to depart or be removed from the United States. The Justice Department has also hired 54 additional Immigration Judges since President Trump took office, and continues to hire new Immigration Judges each month.
In addition to carrying out the President’s Executive Order, the Justice Department is also reviewing internal practices, procedures, and technology in order to identify ways in which it can further enhance Immigration Judges’ productivity without compromising due process.
Some news outlets see the new data as suggesting that President Trump is carrying forward on his campaign promises on immigration enforcement.
It would be good to see how many of the noncitizens who were ordered removed were represented by counsel.
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Published at Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:29:29 +0000