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June 14, 2017

N.Y. Immigration Courts Face 2-Year Delay After Judges Sent To The Border
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Across the country, the backlog in the nation's immigration courts more than doubled as former President Obama deported more people. The Trump administration says it plans to hire 50 more immigration judges. But experts say that's still not enough. Louisiana attorney Ken Mayeaux questions the recent reassignments. "I don't really think that they need all these judges," he says. That's because the judges sent down south are hearing the cases of immigrants in detention, including people who illegally crossed the border. Yet those numbers have declined since Trump took office. Meanwhile, immigrants in the southern detention centers wait just a month or two for their hearings, according to researchers at the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. So, why move judges from the clogged courts of New York?

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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