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January 30, 2014

Long Lines, Suspended Lives: Statistics Reveal Immigration Courts Are Drowning
By Casey Steggal


As the heated topic of comprehensive immigration reform once again rears its head in Washington, some who spend their lives working in the trenches are worried. Those who are immersed in the nationís immigration courts say lawmakers need to focus on not just the creation of new immigration laws, but also on restructuring courts so they can handle millions of potential new cases being added to a system thatís already bursting at the seams. Statistics reveal a disturbing reality -- that's only getting worse. According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a non-partisan think-tank at Syracuse University, there are currently 357,167 cases pending at immigration courts across the nation, an 85 percent hike from just five years ago.


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