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The Washington Independent
October 7, 2010

Enforcement vs. Immigration Reform
By Elise Foley

Judges also face a monumental number of cases: In mid-June, a record of 247,922 cases were awaiting resolution in immigration courts, according to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. These cases are sometimes dealt with in mass hearings, NPR reported in September. As programs such as Secure Communities and Operation Streamline net more illegal immigrants, backlogs and heavy caseloads seem likely to exacerbate the problem of a conveyor-belt judicial process

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