(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) PHILADELPHIA — The backlog of pending cases in U.S. immigration courts has hit an all-time high of nearly 500,000, crushing the small corps of just 273 Justice immigration lawyers.
Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse just revealed that the backlog has hit 496,704 at the end of June 2016. That is up from 456,216 just nine months ago, and up from 408,037 two years ago.
The number has surged even as the administration has added a handful more judges. The current ratio is 1,819 cases per judge.
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