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September 10, 2018

Sessions Tells New Immigration Judges To Speed Up Cases
By Nicole Narea

In April, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office of Immigration Review informed immigration judges that, starting in October, it will begin considering the quantity of cases they process in their performance evaluations as a means of expediting proceedings. Immigration judges must complete 700 cases annually and remand fewer than 15 percent of cases to have satisfactorily met their job expectations, according to an agency memo. The immigration court backlog currently stands at 700,000 nationwide, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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