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Human Rights First Report Finds Largest Backlog of Immigration cases in California and Texas

Human Rights First Report Finds Largest Backlog of Immigration cases in California and Texas

According to a recent press release, Human Rights First has issued a new analysis on the existing backlogs in the asylum and immigration court system. The report indicates that there will soon be over 500,000 cases pending in the immigration court system, which is far more cases than 254 immigration judges can ever realistically handle. If this trend continues, there will be over one million cases pending in the immigration court system by fiscal year 2022. The state of California, in particular, has one of the highest numbers of pending immigration cases in the nation, second only to the state of Texas. Currently, there are 81,000 cases pending before the immigration court in California, which obviously result in considerable delays in the legal process. On average, an immigrant will wait approximately three years before his or her case comes before the immigration court for a hearing. The wait to have a case resolved in court is far too long, especially for those immigrants who are confined to detention centers and those refugees whose family members remain in dangerous and volatile situations in other countries. The major cause of the immigration court backlog is the inadequate and disproportionate funding for immigration courts. While Congress has increased budgets in recent years for the enforcement of immigration laws, it has not acted similarly to fund the courts that must handle the cases that result from the enforcement actions of immigration authorities. Elected members of both major political parties, church leaders, and various immigration experts all have agreed that the only method to eliminate the immigration case backlog is to fund additional immigration judge teams across the United States. The deportation defense lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., pride themselves on aggressively representing the interests of those immigrants who are facing potential deportation by American immigration authorities. Our goal is to gather evidence in your favor, build on a strong case on your behalf, and develop a strategy that is best designed to help you remain in the United States and move on with your life. The earlier we can get started with your case, the more likely you are to prevail in your deportation proceedings. Don’t hesitate to contact us today and learn what we can do to assist you.

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