Immigration Judges Behind on Caseload

"The government is not keeping up with the caseload in federal immigration courts, even with an increase in the number of judges handling the cases, the Justice Department inspector general reported Thursday. In a report, Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said record-keeping by the immigration...

The Rise of Federal Immigration Crimes: Unlawful Reentry Cases Drive Growth

"While the Obama administration claims that its immigration-enforcement efforts are focused on the apprehension of dangerous criminals and terrorists, federal statistics indicate that a great deal of time, effort, and money are devoted to locking up and deporting immigrants who aren’t a threat...

Juvenile Cases Help Push Immigration Court Backlog to New High: TRAC

TRAC, July 10, 2014 : "As of the end of June 2014, the number of cases awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts has climbed to an all time high of 375,503 -- an increase of more than 50,000 since the start of FY 2013 -- according to very timely government enforcement data obtained by the...