Thursday, May 21, 2015

Empty Benches: Underfunding of Immigration Courts Undermines Justice

Today, the American Immigration Council releases Empty Benches: Underfunding of Immigration Courts Undermines Justice. Among many longstanding problems plaguing the U.S. immigration system is the shortage of immigration judges. Over the past decade, Congress has increased immigration enforcement funding exponentially, yet has not provided the immigration courts commensurate funding to handle the hundreds of thousands of new removal cases they receive each year. The resulting backlog has led to average hearing delays of over a year and a half, with serious adverse consequences.

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2015/05/empty-benches-underfunding-of-immigration-courts-undermines-justice.html

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