Over the first 10 months of fiscal year 2016, immigration judges have determined that over 96,000 noncitizens placed in removal proceedings were entitled to remain in the United States. This figure represents 57% of the individual cases that immigration judges have decided so far in this fiscal year. At this rate, the rate of successful deportation defense cases is on track to surpass the over 106,000 individuals that immigration judges ruled should remain in the United States after the federal government charged them removal. About 25% of the individuals allowed to remain in the U.S. were from Mexican, and about 44% were from three Central American countries, i.e. El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In recent years, individuals from Central America have consisted of large numbers of unaccompanied children and women with their children. The Phoenix Immigration Court had the highest rates of immigrants in removal proceedings who were successful in legally remaining in the U.S., with approximately four out of every five (82%) cases resulting in an individual immigrant remaining in the U.S. The New York Immigration Court was a close second, with 81.5% of removal cases being resolved by allowing the immigrant to remain in the U.S. The Denver Immigration Court ranked third, with 78% of 831 individuals successfully remaining in the country. The Immigration Courts with the lowest rates of success in defending against deportation were the following: Oakdale, Louisiana, Lumpkin (Stewart), Georgia, and Napanoch (Ulster) , New York Immigration Courts. In each of these courts, who handle immigration cases involving detained individuals, only about 11.3% to 17.5% of individuals in removal proceedings seeking to remain in the country were successful. When you or a loved one is facing deportation for any reason, Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. is here to help. We care about you, your family, and your ability to remain in the U.S. As a result, our California deportation defense lawyers stand ready to build the strongest possible deportation defense case on your behalf. Contact your Oakland immigration lawyer today and learn how we can advocate for you and your family in your deportation proceedings.