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April 11, 2011

U.S. Immigration System Making Changes, But Are They Enough?


As many immigrants have learned, the court process is very slow. Between files being lost, background checks being delayed, overcrowded dockets, and overloaded judges, it is no wonder those seeking asylum or to become citizens often feel so hopeless. The good news is that changes are being made, and slowly but surely things seem to be on track to better futures for many. With the push of lawyers like Judy London and Laura Wytsma of Los Angeles, as well as other members of the American Bar Association, Congress is starting to make changes to a very flawed system. So many things are wrong, its hard to know where to start, said London. So far 38 judges have been added, as well as 90 additional court workers, and they will set out to tackle the nearly 268,000 backlogged cases reported by the research group Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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