Backlog Crushes El Paso Immigration Court Docket

Backlog Crushes El Paso Immigration Court Docket

"A shortage of immigration judges across the nation has caused a massive pileup of thousands of cases across the country.  The backlog of cases hits especially hard in the Borderland where some people have to wait up to four years to go before an immigration judge.  "It's just amazing how many cases each judge has to handle," said Gabriel Jimenez, an immigration attorney in El Paso.  Since 2008 the number of immigration cases in El Paso waiting for a judge has grown by more than 331 percent.  The numbers of cases have gone from 1,808 to 7,792." - Crystal Price, Jan. 8, 2014.