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NYC Lags in Granting Relief to Some Illegal Immigrants

“But so far in New York City, the drive to apply prosecutorial discretion to the docket of deportation cases has yielded strikingly few results. Out of a backlog of 42,875 cases, only 583 have been closed due to prosecutorial discretion, according to immigration court statistics compiled by Syracuse University’s TRAC database. That’s a rate of about 1.4 percent, less than half the rate of cases that have been closed nationally.”

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