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May 16, 2017

A surge in immigration judge appointments may not solve the backlogged cases in US immigration courts
By Ethan Barton

Backlogged cases in US immigration court has hit an all-time high of nearly 600,000, despite a recent surge of new judges, government data shows. "On average individuals have currently been waiting 670 days, and may have to wait much longer before their cases will be heard," according to government data analyzed in a Monday report by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. "Nine courts that currently account for a quarter of this backlog require some individuals to wait for more than four additional years from now before a hearing is scheduled," the report continued.

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