Posted on May 14, 2023

Migrants Allowed Into US as Asylum Seekers Given Immigration Court Dates Into Year 2035

Valentina Jaramillo and Stephanie Pagones, New York Post, May 11, 2023

Migrants processed into the US as asylum seekers are being given immigration court dates more than a decade away.

In Brownsville, migrants who arrived in the US Thursday showed The Post their paperwork with designated court dates set as late as 2032 and 2035 in Chicago and Florida.

Now they have been admitted to the county and given a court date, the migrants can receive a work permit and legally live and work in the US until their case comes up.

Others who had immigration court hearings set for August 2023 in a Maryland immigration court and March 2027 at a Dallas immigration court.

Two people heading to New York City had dates listed for 2025.

Backlogs at immigration courts currently stand at 2.1 million cases waiting to be heard.

There are around 600 immigration court judges deciding asylum cases, and in the last financial year, they closed approximately 312,000 cases.

According to data from the Justice Department, 2022 saw the highest number of asylum applications on record, with almost 700,000 filed.

That record could be broken this year, with projections based on first-quarter figures to be almost 740,000 applications filed.

In the run-up to the end of Title 42, US Customs and Border Protection has apprehended more than 10,000 migrants each day since Sunday — the highest numbers in the agency’s recorded history.


Officials have warned they expect up to 13,000 migrants to attempt to enter the country each day after Title 42’s end.

Staggering images from the US-Mexico border show men, women and children trying to illegally enter the country, or gathering on near border crossings awaiting Title 42’s expiration.

Meanwhile, CBP Chief Raul Ortiz reportedly ordered large numbers of them to be released into the US without immigration court dates as a way of coping with the overwhelming number of migrants held at detention facilities.