Dr. Susan B. Long, TRAC co-director and Associate Professor of Managerial Statistics at Syracuse University's Martin J. Whitman School of Management, testified before a Congressional Subcommittee on immigration matters on Tuesday, September 23, 2008.
Dr. Long had been invited to testify before a hearing of the House Judiciary's Committee Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law. The purpose of the hearing was to examine the politicized hiring of Immigration Judges and Board of Immigration Appeals members by Justice Department personnel, and the continued shortage of staffing and resources to EOIR despite rising immigration enforcement.
In her submitted testimony, Dr. Long highlighted four issues:
A recent special report from TRAC determined that key parts of a 22-point Bush Administration plan to make the Immigration Courts work in a fairer and more effective way have not been implemented.
You may read the complete testimony here (PDF format).