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The Guardian
August 23, 2017

The US deportation system is verging on lawlessness
By Denise Gillman


The 2018 proposed budget reflects this pattern, with the immigration courts receiving only a fraction of the $1.5bn promised to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for increased detention and deportations. This imbalance has led to a bottleneck of more than 600,000 pending cases before the immigration courts, and a state of chaos that negatively impacts all involved. Rather than recognize and address the incredible pressure placed on immigration courts by the exploding docket, the Trump administration has adopted measures that make a bad situation worse. In fact, immigration court adjudications have actually dropped almost 10% since Donald Trump assumed office.....[based on TRAC Data].


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