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The Daily Caller
May 16, 2017

Immigration Courts Face Staggering Backlog
By Alex Pfeiffer


The backlog and wait times in immigration courts have reached the point where many individuals wonít have their first hearing until the end of President Trumpís first four years in office. Syracuse Universityís Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse revealed this in a report released Monday that analyzed government data through the end of April. There is an all-time high of 585,930 cases in the immigration courtsí backlog, and the average waiting time for these cases is 670 days. The backlog has more than doubled since 2010. The wait times vary from court to court. Chicago has the longest projected wait time, 1,820 days, and a hearing has just been scheduled there for June 30, 2021.


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