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September 23, 2012

Immigration Detention, Inc. Private prisons funded by taxpayers are no solution
By Robert M. Morgenthau

Itís a sad story, told in numbers. Every year, the government seeks to deport a record number of undocumented immigrants. This year, the government hopes to break the all-time record by deporting more than 400,000 immigrants ó upwards of a thousand a day. The problem is, those kind of numbers dwarf the ability of immigration courts to process cases. In August of 2012, there were 322,681 cases pending in immigration courts, a record, with the average case pending for 529 days with no disposition ó also a record......[citing TRAC research].

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