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Backlog In Immigration Courts Has Reached It’s Highest Ever – 500,000

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There are currently over 500,000 cases currently pending in the federal immigration court system. Since 2011, more than 200,000 cases have been added to the court’s docket and the backlog is likely to continue growing, according to the DOJ. On Friday, the department acknowledged the backlog had reached a new high. Members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security opened the Refugee Protection Act which would combat some of the obstacles facing refugees and asylees.  It would increase protection for children, families and LGBT individuals who are suffering gender persecution.

 

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