11/15/2012 09:44:09 AM EST
Needed in Immigration Courts: Quality, Not Quantity
"Despite the decrease in case completions, immigration judges still resolved a staggeringly (if not disturbingly) high number of cases. Using the numbers cited in the report, each immigration judge completed an average of more than 1,200 cases in 2010, or five decisions each working day. Given the life-or-death consequences that can result from deportation, immigration judges should be devoting more time to cases, not less. Indeed, history suggests that by disposing of cases at an even faster clip, immigration judges will simply create more and more appeals, thereby shifting the backlog to higher courts." - Ben Winograd, Nov. 14, 2012.