Judges dismissing a third of deportation requests
Immigration judges dismissed nearly a third of all deportation requests from July to September, even as the Obama administration sent a record number of illegal immigrants back to their home countries.
In New York City alone, judges dismissed 70 percent of all deportation requests, according to a new report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a research center at Syracuse University. Portland, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia also had dismissal rates above 50 percent.
The overall rate of deportation dismissals was closer to 25 percent only a year ago.
So why are judges suddenly refusing to deport in more cases?