‘Avalanche’ of recent immigration cases adds to record U.S. backlog, report finds
Monday, January 24, 2022, By Lily Datz
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Austin Kocher, research assistant professor in the Newhouse School with the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), was quoted in the Border Report story “‘Avalanche’ of recent immigration cases adds to record U.S. backlog, report finds.” According to research from TRAC, there were a total of 1.59 million pending immigration cases at the start of 2022. This is the largest ever in U.S. history, which Kocher, an expert on federal immigration and detention, explained is a reflection of a “deluge of cases” since President Joe Biden took office.