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Hiring more immigration judges could reduce backlogs

The United States has seen an increase in deportations, which means an increase in the number of immigration judges.

Congressman Henry Cuellar spoke about the increase in cases and the lack of immigration judges to take care of the backlog.

The congressman included language in a bill to hire at least 100 new immigration judge teams, which includes, judges, support staff, technology and work space in addition to several other border security measures.

The bill also includes language that increases immigration court efficiency.

In the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill, the congressman secured 100 judge teams, totaling 484 immigration judge teams.

Published: September 12, 2018