The number of cases pending before Immigration courts reached a record high by the end of December, according to a new report.
By the end of last year, the number of cases awaiting resolution in Immigration courts was roughly 268,000, according to Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a non-partisan research organization the operates out of Syracuse University.
The case backlog was 44 percent higher than it was in 2008, TRAC found.
The average time these cases had been pending, TRAC said, was 467 days.
California led states with the longest wait time – 639 days, followed by Massachusetts with 615 and Nebraska with 511 days.
Among the countries with the most people involved in Immigration Court cases, people from Armenia had the longest wait – 886, nearly twice the national average of 467 days, the report said.
Other nationalities that waited the longest were Indonesians, Albanians, Iranians and Pakistanis.
Some courts, however, made a dent in their backlog, according to TRAC.
Among courts with at least 1,000 pending cases, the one in Lumpkin, Georgia saw a 57 percent decline. Another court, in Puerto Rico, had an 11 percent decline and one in Dallas, Texas dropped by 7 percent.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
There Is A Solution
Immigration court backlogs have grown under the Obama Regime.
And that is part of the plan. Part one of the plan is to allow Hearing Officers, they do not have the title of judge, to grant benefits to illegal aliens. Part two is to give illegal aliens breathing room so they can wait in the U.S for the next amnesty. Part three is that a general wrench is thrown in the works of immigration enforcement, discouraging employees and the public from seeing any results in immigration law enforcement.
The obvious solution is expansion of expedited removal. Apply expedited removal to all aliens except those who have submitted a written claim to U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residence. Immediately removal all other aliens. Then the Executive Office for Immigration Review can administer cases with import for the aliens in question. If they aren't citizens or legal residents, they have no claim to remain. Let any claim to immigrate be settled at a U.S. embassy or consulate overseas where aliens with potential immigration claims follow the established procedure that all other immigrants follow.