Executive Office for Immigration Review data reveals that this August Houston Immigration Judges dismissed 217 cases. There were only 27 dismissals in July prior to the review. In September, Immigration Judges dismissed 174 deportation cases. It has been estimated that 45% of 350 cases decided in the Houston Immigration Court were dismissed by Immigration Judges in the month of September.
It will be very interesting to see if this trend spreads to immigration courts outside of Texas. I'll keep you posted.
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