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Daily Mail
August 30, 2018

Backlogs in US Immigration courts are up 38 percent since Trump took office, with the biggest increases in Maryland, Massachusetts and Georgia
By Valerie Bauman

The U.S. immigration court system is straining to accommodate cases, with a 38 percent increase in the backlog since President Trump took office, according to a new analysis of government data. Nationwide, there were 746,049 pending cases as of July 31 up from 542,411 at the end of January 2017, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. 'It's a fairly remarkable increase nearly 40 percent in 18 months,' former immigration Judge Paul Schmidt Wickham told DailyMail.com. 'It shows that the policies being followed by this administration are making things worse rather than better.' The increase in caseload has occurred unevenly, with 10 states responsible for the majority of the growth in backlogged cases.

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