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Washington Independent
August 24, 2010

How should immigration courts reduce backlog
By Elise Foley

Immigration courts are experiencing a massive backlog, with a 459-day average waiting time before cases are heard by a federal judge. Nearly 248,000 cases were pending by mid-June, a 33 percent increase over the number of cases pending at the end of the 2008 fiscal year, according to data from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse

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