More Than 150k New Cases Filed With U.S. Immigration Courts In July Alone

More than 820,000 migrants have been allowed into the country this year.
YUMA, ARIZONA - MAY 22: Immigrants from Cuba and Venezuela (R) warm themselves by a fire before sunrise along the U.S.-Mexico border barrier as they await processing by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing from Mexico on May 22, 2022 in Yuma, Arizona. Title 42, the controversial pandemic-era border policy enacted by former President Trump, which cites COVID-19 as the reason to rapidly expel asylum seekers at the U.S. border, was set to officially expire on May 23rd. A federal judge in Louisiana delivered a ruling May 20th blocking the Biden administration from lifting Title 42. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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More than 150,000 new cases were filed with U.S. immigration courts in July alone.

A total of 150,578 new Notices To Appear for deportation hearings were filed in July, according to data from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks immigration data.

That means an average of 4,800 migrants entered the country every day in July, according to the data. July’s total is also three times the approximately 45,000 migrants the Biden administration said it would allow into the U.S. per month through the CBP One app.

Overall, more than 820,000 migrants have been allowed into the country this year, already far above the previous record in 2022 of 797,800, even though the year is not yet over. All seven months so far of 2023 rank in the top ten months with the most immigration court cases filed since 2000, when TRAC first started collecting data.

Meanwhile, besides the migrants who were apprehended and given a court date, hundreds of thousands of migrants have slipped past border authorities, according to former Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz.

About 530,000 migrant “gotaways” have crossed the border and not been caught since October, Ortiz said in May, just before he retired.

In some cases, border authorities have failed to issue summonses to migrants due to “limited agency resources.”

Exacerbating the migrant crisis is the May end of Title 42, a COVID emergency rule that allowed authorities to deport migrants quickly.


The Biden administration has also made broad use of its “parole” authority, which allows the federal government to let in migrants without visas. Overall, during the last two years, the administration has allowed at least 541,000 migrants into the country through the parole authority.

Many states and cities far from the border are reeling from an influx of illegal immigrants needing shelter.

New York City is approaching a breaking point as it tries to metabolize the 55,000 migrants currently being housed on the city’s dime, causing New York’s homeless shelters to reach capacity. Since April of last year, more than 90,000 migrants have arrived in New York City. Combined with the city’s large homeless population, the city is now sheltering a record 105,800 people.

The city has already poured $1.2 billion into helping the migrants since last summer.

On Monday, NYC Democratic Mayor Eric Adams announced a plan to house up to 2,000 adult migrants in a tent city on Randalls Island in the East River, saying it has become a “Herculean effort” to find enough shelter beds every night.

The crisis appears to have flustered Adams, who has blamed everyone, including Texas, the White House, and New York’s state government for sticking the city with the migrant emergency.

Earlier this week, an upstate New York county demanded Adams stop sending illegal migrants to the area after two alleged sexual assaults involving migrants.

Massachusetts this month resorted to asking citizens to consider opening their homes to illegal immigrants as the state scrambles to confront a dire shelter shortage. The plea to residents came Wednesday, a day after Democratic Governor Maura Healey declared a state of emergency over the migrant crisis.

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