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March 14, 2013

Migrant courts get more latitude
By Jason Buch

More than a year after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton issued a memo, widely criticized by conservatives, directing prosecutors to use discretion in deportation proceedings, the problem is at an all-time high. “The backlogs in the courts are still way out there,” San Antonio immigration attorney Lance Curtright said. “If you go into court today, you're not going back until 2014.” The 10,000 pending cases San Antonio had in fiscal 2012 represented an increase of 2,000 from the previous year, according to Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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