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.
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.