- The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) inventory decreased to 3,712 pending appeals at the end of March 2020. This was 31% less than in March 2019. At the end of October 2020 inventory decreased to 3,321.
- The inventory now represents approximately 17 months of work for the IAD at the target annual finalization rate of 2,400. However, through a balanced case management approach (older and newer cases), the expectation is that the Division’s average process time will remain approximately 12 months for this year.
- IAD intake for Fiscal Year 2019-20 was 4,147 appeals filed, a decrease of 3% compared to Fiscal Year 2018-19. Intake from April to October 2020 was 851 appeals, a decrease of 64% compared to the same period in 2019-20.
|2017-18||2018-19||2019-20||12 months ending October 2020|
|Received||4,707 ||4,262 ||4,147 ||2,623 |
|Finalized||6,765 ||7,111 ||5,821 ||3,484 |
|Pending||8,235 ||5,386 ||3,712 ||3,321* |
*pending as of October 31, 2020
- Persons with immigration appeals pending prior to the pandemic will see their wait times increase by at least four months due to COVID-19 related disruptions to operations.
- The average processing time is expected to remain approximately 12 months through a balanced case management approach for the remainder of the year.