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The Boston Herald
November 18, 2011

Democrats go to Alabama to fight Arizona-style immigration law
By Uriel J. Garcia

"To address the challenge of an overcrowded immigration court system ... there is an ongoing administration-wide effort to focus immigration enforcement resources on those convicted of crimes, recent border-crossers and egregious immigration law violators," said Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Gillian Christensen in an email. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a research group that analyzes government data, reported in September that the nationís immigration courts hit a record high of about 300,000 cases in fiscal 2011. The Phoenix court was one of the busiest in the nation, according to TRAC, going from 6,693 cases in fiscal 2010 to a record 8,953 as of July 2011.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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