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Cronkite News
June 27, 2012

Federal officials look to streamline backlogged immigration courts
By Meghan McCarthy

Government officials have adopted a series of recommendations to streamline federal immigration courts, where a record-high number of backlogged cases has brought the “fairness and effectiveness” of the courts into question. One major issue is a shortage of judges – one of six positions was vacant in March 2011, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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