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Judges dismissing a third of deportation requests

November 13, 2010
Liz Goodwin

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?

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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