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Center for Immigration Studies
November 13, 2016

They Still Just Don't Get It
By Dan Cadman

It's worth keeping in mind that while the DHS secretary controls the operational immigration agencies, the attorney general controls the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals functions every bit as important as the daily operations. Just this week Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) noted that backlogs in the immigration courts are hovering at 521,676, a backlog so substantial (and so unnecessary) that it virtually guarantees every undetained alien many years of liberty in the United States while awaiting a hearing. If the immigration courts and appellate tribunal are in the hands of someone who is ineffectual, or whose views are signally out of line with Trump's, he is virtually guaranteeing the American people that he will betray his campaign promises to them. How wise would that be?

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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