Immigration Judges Sent to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportation
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking for volunteer immigration judges to be reassigned to 12 U.S. cities to aid in the deportation of illegal aliens. The cities the DOJ wants to staff include: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, San Francisco, Baltimore, Phoenix, to name a few. In early March, the Trump administration started sending immigration judges to detention centers to speed up services there.
According to the Executive Office of Immigration Review, there are more than 18,000 pending immigration cases in the targeted cities. There has also been a lot of back lash about the dispatch plan, claiming that shuffling the judges will only cause a backlog at the courts that lost their judges.