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Prepared for the Senate Judiciary Committee Oversight Hearing on the Department of Justice
October 18, 2017

NAIJ has Grave Concerns Regarding Implementation of Quotas on Immigration Judge Performance Reviews
By National Association of Immigration Judges


Our nation's Immigration Courts are overwhelmed with cases. There are currently more than 632,000 cases pending in the 58 court locations across the country.vii In the last six years, the number of cases pending before the courts has more than doubled.viii The Immigration Courts nationwide received 328,112 new cases in FY 2016 alone. As a result of the ballooning backlogs at the Immigration Courts, hundreds of thousands of immigrants will be left in a state of legal limbo for more than three years on average some much longer. The many delayed courts experience wait times of five to six years.......[citing TRAC data and reports].


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