March 20, 2015
KRGV 5 News
WASHINGTON D.C. – The federal government said the number of undocumented immigrants failing to appear at deportation hearings is on the rise.
According to the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the number of people who did not show after being released on bond or on their own recognizance grew by 153 percent in the last four years.
Immigration judges ordered deportations for those no-shows.
About 30 to 40 percent of undocumented immigrants failed to appear at their hearings last year.
The statistics also show that judges grant asylum less than 50-percent of the time while immigrants from Central American countries get asylum an average of 2-percent of the time.