Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Associated Press reports that the backlog in the federal immigration court system has hit half a million pending cases. has learned. The Executive Office for Immigration Review said that there are currently 500,051 pending immigration cases in the agency's courts. The backlog has been steadily rising in recent years. Since 2011 more than 200,000 cases have been added to the court's docket and backlog is likely to continue growing.