Monday, December 23, 2013

Nearly half immigration judges eligible to retire

Associated Press reports that roughly half of the 220 immigration court judges will be eligible for retirement next year. The Executive Office for Immigration Review, which oversees the nation's 59 immigration courts, says the court already has 32 vacancies, contributing to the current backlog of nearly 350,000 cases.  The workload and backlog may result in increasing numbers of retirements, which in tirn could create the opportunity for a significant change in teh immigration court bench in coming years.


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