Immigration Judge: Courts Overwhelmed & Under-Resourced

"In Washington, the tug-of-war over our country's immigration laws drags on.  Comprehensive efforts at reform have stalled in the House, and until Congress passes new legislation the immigration court system, and the immigrants within it, continue to suffer.  It's estimated that there is backlog of hundreds of thousands of cases across 57 courts nationwide, and this month, the number of deportations of undocumented immigrants is set to top 2 million since President Barack Obama took office.  Overwhelmed and under-resourced, immigration judges say change is necessary.  Today The Takeaway speaks to Judge Dana Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges and an immigration judge in San Francisco for 27 years.  Judge Marks weighs in on the size of the backlog and what reform will mean for the court system." - John Hockenberry, Mar. 10, 2014.