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The backlog in the federal immigration court system has eclipsed half a million pending cases, The Associated Press has learned. The Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review said Wednesday there are now 500,051 pending immigration cases in the agency’s 59 courts. The backlog has been steadily rising in recent […]

By Kendal Blust U.S. immigration courts nationwide are struggling under severe backlogs, despite the addition of nine immigration judges announced in February. Immigration spending has not kept pace with money spent on border enforcement, leaving courts with steadily increasing caseloads and wait times. These backlogs mean hundreds of thousands of […]