Posted on March 22, 2024

DHS’ Failure to File Paperwork Has Led to 200K Immigration Court Cases Tossed Under President Biden

Bradford Betz and Bill Melugin, Fox News, March 20, 2024

Since President Biden has been in office, immigration judges have thrown out approximately 200,000 deportation cases because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not file the required “Notice to Appear” (NTA) by the time of the scheduled hearing, according to a report published Wednesday.

The report from Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which tracks immigration case data and backlogs, includes DHS’ records up through February 2024.

As noted by TRAC, a nonpartisan data gathering organization, DHS’ duty to file an NTA in immigration court is a crucial step in the immigration enforcement process.

The NTA spells out why DHS believes a particular immigrant should be deported, and acts as a formal request for an immigration judge to use a removal order.


{snip} TRAC found Houston and Miami were notable hot spots, constituting around 50% or more of new cases dismissed since Fiscal Year 2021.