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The Christian Science Monitor
October 18, 2016

The changing face of undocumented immigration
By Ellen Powell

Today, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse reports that there was a backlog of 512,000 cases as of August, around a quarter of which are for children. As the backlog has grown, so has the wait time for cases to be resolved. In 1998, immigration cases were resolved within 10 months. The wait is now closer to two years, and in some areas, almost three. This has highlighted a growing need for immigration judges, particularly in states on the southwest border. Dallas recently added a judge to help ease the caseload burden.

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