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August 7, 2018

Twice as many cases are pending before Minnesota's immigration court as in 2015. But it's not because Trump is trying to deport more people
By Greta Kaul


A person accused of a crime in the United States has a constitutional right to a speedy trial. But if you find yourself waiting for a hearing at the nondescript office building that serves as the federal immigration court in Bloomington, justice may not be swift. Today, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a Syracuse University-based organization that tracks federal government data, a person facing deportation in the Bloomington court who is not detained can expect to wait 1,060 days, or almost three years, before the case will be heard ó part of a massive and growing backlog of cases thatís delaying resolutions for thousands of immigrants and refugees around the country.


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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