Clogged immigration courts and backlogs: a Washington Post article

The American Immigration Council reposted a new article in the Washington Post, about clogged immigration courts; one of their observations is below:

“Over the past several years, the Department of Homeland Security has dedicated more resources to immigration enforcement efforts, resulting in a 17% increase in cases received by the courts between 2008 (352,117) and 2012 (410,753).  But there has not been a commensurate increase in resources for the immigration courts, and as a result, the courts cannot keep up.  As of the end of 2013, there were 357,167 cases pending in the immigration courts, and according to the Washington Post, just 249 immigration judges to handle them.”

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