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SF Gate
February 23, 2019

Trump effort fails to reverse rising immigration court backlog
By Molly O'Toole


The Trump administrationís controversial plan to shrink the ballooning backlog of immigration cases by pushing judges to hear more cases has failed, according to the latest data, with the average wait for an immigration hearing now more than two years. Since October 2017, when the Justice Department approved a plan aimed at reducing the backlog in immigration court, the pending caseload has grown by more than 26 percent, from 655,932 cases to just shy of 830,000, according to Syracuse Universityís Transactional Access Records Clearinghouse, which tracks data from immigration courts.


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