EOIR pending cases still rising in 2020, according to adjudication statistics in new EOIR report.


EOIR pending cases are still rising in number, year after year. According to new data released by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), EOIR pending cases have risen, increasing in number, by the end of each fiscal year since 2008. The dramatic figures demonstrate an ever-growing EOIR case backlog.

EOIR Pending Cases (FY 2008 – 2020, Q2)

  • FY 2008 Pending Cases: 186,095
  • FY 2009 Pending Cases: 223,770
  • FY 2010 Pending Cases: 262,748
  • FY 2011 Pending Cases: 298,216
  • FY 2012 Pending Cases: 327,624
  • FY 2013 Pending Cases: 356,274
  • FY 2014 Pending Cases: 430,123
  • FY 2015 Pending Cases: 460,054
  • FY 2016 Pending Cases: 521,465
  • FY 2017 Pending Cases: 655,992
  • FY 2018 Pending Cases: 796,346
  • FY 2019 Pending Cases: 1,079,168
  • FY 2020, Q2 Pending Cases: 1,122,697

(See this report, (opens as a .pdf), Executive Office for Immigration Review Adjudication Statistics, produced by the EOIR).


For more information related to EOIR pending cases and statistics, visit their Workload and Adjudication Statistics page where they currently provide caseload information, including pending cases, new cases and total completions, initial receipts with specific charges, Administratively Closed cases, active and inactive pending cases, Fiscal Year 2020 decision outcomes, family unit decisions in ten Courts, Credible Fear, Reasonable Fear, and Asylum data, detention time frames, In Absentia data,  Immigration Judge Corps hiring, Courtroom, and Judge complaints, motion data, representation data, unaccompanied alien children data, Video Teleconference (VTC) data, including hearings and appeals, hearing language, FOIA receipts, Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer case receipts and completions data, and BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals) data, including case appeals filed, completed, and pending, Circuit Court Remands filed, and Board Member range information.

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