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May 27, 2015

Immigration Court Director Calls for Overhaul of Broken System
By By Stephen Stock and David Paredes


According to EOIRís latest figures, US Immigration Immigrants already on United States soil may have to wait years to see an immigration court judge. Itís a problem thatís worse than itís ever been, with a backlog of over 400,000 cases. In his first ever TV interview on camera, the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) tells NBC Bay Area that only a complete overhaul by Congress will truly fix the issues plaguing the current system. ďThereís no question that the system, the immigration court system, is under incredible stress right now,Ē Director Juan Osuna told the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit. According to EOIRís latest figures, US Immigration Courts received 306,045 cases in 2014 alone. Many of those cases were never heard, adding to a backlog which now totals 445,607 according to Syracuse Universityís Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC.


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