610,000 immigration cases backlogged! U.S. ICE denied by appeals Court in california!

Law360, New York — The immigration court backlog jumped by about 11,000 cases in one month, reaching a record high of more than 610,000 cases in late June, according to Syracuse University researchers.



An immigration appeals court this week threw out the final deportation order for Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, who was detained in late February minutes after he dropped his daughter off at school in Lincoln Heights.

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His lawyer said the case will be kicked back to the local immigration court that initially ordered that he be deported. That means Avelica-Gonzalez, 49, is still in deportation proceedings, but it could take years for a judge to enter a new decision.

An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the agency can no longer comment on Avelica-Gonzalez’s case because of his pending U visa application.



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