Nearly three years after the Justice Department found that the nation’s immigration courts were seriously overburdened and recommended hiring 40 new judges, only a few hirings have taken place and the case backlog is at its highest point in a decade, according to a study released Wednesday.
The report, by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a nonpartisan group that analyzes data about federal government performance, found that the shortage of judges had contributed to a 19 percent increase in the backlog of cases since 2006 and a 23 percent increase in the time it takes to resolve them. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/us/18immig.html?_r=2&ref=us
By Julia Preston -- New York Times
Updated: Mon, Jul 24th 2017 @ 2:44pm EDT