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Pacific Standard
January 8, 2019

In Continuing the Government Shutdown, Trump Is Breaking Several Promises on Immigration
By Massoud Hayoun

Just after Trump took office in 2017, his administration told the press it would slash the immigration court backlog in half by the end of the president's first term in office. What has followed that promise have been a parade of measures that court analysts say have actually funded that backlog, working against pledges to slash it and promises to Trump's base to ramp up deportations. The number of immigration court cases has grown exponentially since Trump took office. The number of immigration court cases at the end of November was nearly 50 percent larger than at the end of January of 2017, when Trump took office, according to data compiled by the Syracuse University non-profit data research center, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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