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U.S. Immigration Court Backlog at an All-time High

Posted Dec 3, 2018

The backlog of U.S. Immigration Court cases has exceeded 1 million. The increase is due in part to over 330,000 cases re-opened by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It will take immigration courts over 5.1 years to hear all of the backlogged cases. Despite the backlog, the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. is the lowest in a decade. See CBS news; see also UPI Study.