More immigrant deportation cases rejected in U.S.

14:54, November 12, 2010      

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U.S. judges are rejecting a growing number of cases where the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has sought to deport people from the country, a new study said.

In big cities with a large population of immigrants such as Los Angeles and New York, the rejection rate is as high as 70 percent, while in Oregon the rate is 63 percent, according to the study released by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) on Thursday.

From July to September, the national average rejection rate of such cases was nearly one out of three, or 31 percent, up from one out of every four, or 25 percent in the same period of last year.

Records show that deportation cases turned down by immigration courts over past five years have affected more than 250,000 individuals.

The new findings raised important questions on the effectiveness of the agency and the basic fairness of the deportation process, according to the TRAC.

Source: Xinhua


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