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June 25, 2018

Trump Keeps Complaining The US Is Hiring "Thousands" Of Immigration Judges. That's Not True.
By Zoe Tillman

There were more than 700,000 cases pending in US immigration courts as of May, according to data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a government data research project housed at Syracuse University. The Justice Department earlier this year established a case completion standard for immigration judges of clearing 700 cases per year. Even if Congress approved enough immigration judges to clear the backlog at that rate, it would still mean hiring up to 1,000 judges. No one has proposed that.

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