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San Antonio Current
May 13, 2019

Rep. Joaquin Castro Calls for Federal Investigation of Immigration Backlog Under Trump Administration
By Sanford Nowlin

President Trump has made a hardline immigration policy central to his administration, pledging to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and trying to force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases play out in U.S. court. Immigration advocates accuse the administration of intentionally slowing the process for asylum seekers and those working toward citizenship, piling up a massive backlog for immigration courts. So far for the 2019 fiscal year, the total backlog for immigration cases stands at 869,000, according to the Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which monitors the data. The backlog in San Antonio's immigration court accounts for roughly 27,000 of the total.

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