Overloaded Immigration Courts

Overloaded Immigration Courts

With Too Few Judges, Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants Wait Nearly Two Years for a Hearing

"The immigration court system is severely underfunded and there are too few judges, especially since caseloads began skyrocketing in 2009.  Tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children fleeing from Central America and arriving at the Southwest border will be waiting for years while their cases are being adjudicated.  Rather than providing sufficient funding for new immigration judges, multiple proposals in Congress would amend current law to eliminate the right these vulnerable children have to a full hearing in court." - Daniel Costa, July 24, 2014.