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The Wall Street Journal
June 7, 2011

Number of Pending US Immigration Cases Climbs-Report
By Stephanie Gleason

A new report has found that the number of backlogged federal immigration court cases in May 2011 is edging toward 300,000, an all-time high, representing a 48% increase since the end of 2008. The caseload back-up has risen steadily since 2006 and has already grown 2.8% to 275,316 in the first four months 2011,according to the report released by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research organization associated with Syracuse University. The immigration court is responsible for administering federal immigration laws and is overseen by the Executive Office of Immigration Review, part of the Justice Department.

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