ABA: Resources Needed for Immigration Courts

The nation’s immigration system is in “crisis” with courts struggling to cope with mounting caseloads, an American Bar Association representative told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Our immigration system is in crisis, overburdened and under-resourced, leading to the frustration of those responsible for its administration and endangering due process for those who appear before it,” Karen […]

Read More

Record Backlog in Immigration Courts

Just how clogged are the nation’s immigration courts? They face “the largest backlog of pending deportation and asylum cases in history,” the Houston Chronicle reports in an article drawing heavily on new information from a Syracuse University-based data research institute. The backlog of cases nationwide reached an all time high of 228,421 in the first […]

Read More

Friday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts: When judges are elected, it allows corporations to influence the outcome of the law through campaign contributions, making it difficult for an individual to achieve justice against a powerful company. Billy Corriher of the Center for American Progress writes that big businesses are now spending millions […]

Read More