Law360 Article Examines the Causes, Composition and Solutions to the US Immigration Court Backlog

On July 19, Law360 published the attached commentary entitled A Blueprint For Addressing The Immigration Court Backlog, by Donald Kerwin. This article addresses the US immigration court backlog, which it attributes to systemic problems in the broader US immigration system.

“It would be a mistake to blame the backlog on EOIR [the Executive Office for Immigration Review] or its 650 immigration judges,” Kerwin writes. “Instead, the backlog results from … gross disparities in funding between immigration enforcement and the adjudication of removal proceedings, the failure of Congress to enact meaningful legislative reform, backlogs in the legal immigration system and the limited authorities of immigration judges.”

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