According to a recent report from a nonpartisan research organization at Syracuse University, Immigration Court decision times continued to lengthen during the first 6 months of 2011.
The average disposition time was 302 days, which is up 7.5% in the last 6 months, and almost 30% higher than the average disposition time during 2009. This trend is a result of the growing backlog of cases that continues to clog the Immigration Court system.
Average decision times were longest in New York, with 532 days, closely followed by California and Oregon, each with an average decision time of 531 days. Massachusetts with 497 days and Maryland with 483 days were fourth and fifth, respectively.
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