Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Improving Efficiency and Ensuring Justice in the Immigration Court System
May 18, 2011
The heavy emphasis on enforcement by the administration has led to a sharp increase in caseloads. At the same time, the Department of Justice faces budget cuts across the board, and can no longer hire judges to keep up with the caseload. As a result, the case backlog rose 44 percent from the end of fiscal year 2008 to the end of the calendar year 2010.
Chairman Patrick Leahy
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) chaired a hearing on the Immigration Court System citing TRAC data.