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The Dalls Morning News
November 11, 2016

What can President Trump really do about immigration?
By Dianne Solis

Obama's current enforcement policies already target noncitizens with criminal convictions as the highest priority for deportation. Trump could expand that by adding more types of crimes to the highest priority. Individuals who want to contest their deportation have a right to a hearing before an immigration judge. There are already long backlogs in immigration courts. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, for example, reports that over 521,000 cases are pending in immigration court. The wait times vary by court. In Colorado, for example, pending immigration cases are waiting an average of more than three years. Increasing the number of people alleged to be deportable will increase those backlogs.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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