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Dallasnews.com
October 17, 2016

Immigrant flow of families and children at border matches crisis of a few years ago and may be significantly worse
By Dianne Solis


The increasing numbers of Central Americans have had an impact on the nationís immigration courts. Those courts face a record backlog of 512,000 cases. More than a quarter of those cases are for unaccompanied minors and adults, usually women traveling with minors, according to data collected by the Syracuse University-based Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC. In Dallas, the number of immigration judges has been increased from five to six to help with greater caseloads. As a result, it now takes an average of 452 days, or about 15 months, for a case to move through the courts, where the national average had been as high as 712 days, or nearly two years, TRAC data shows.


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