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Associated Press
April 10, 2011

'Massive crisis' snarls immigration courts Critics say the system is plagued by long delays, shortage of judges
By Sharon Cohen

One of the most immediate changes is the addition of 38 judges and about 90 others, including clerks, in the past 18 months. They'll help address a staggering backlog of nearly 268,000 cases at the end of last year, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research group affiliated with Syracuse University.An extensive three-year study by TRAC, the research group, said while there was progress, the plan to fix the courts "has failed to achieve many of its ambitious purposes."

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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