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July 21, 2016

Backlog of Immigration Court Cases Hits Record High
By Teresa Lo

EOIR spokeswoman Kathryn Mattingly told Buzzfeed News that they currently have 277 judges but are seeking a total of 399. “We currently have approximately 100 more immigration judges at various stages of the hiring process,” Mattingly said. The majority of immigrants are fleeing violence from their homes or seeking economic opportunities, Buzzfeed said. Last year, the number of cases was approximately 450,000, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The year before was less than that–at approximately 400,000.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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