Comment: 500,000 Pending Immigration Cases
The Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that there are over 500,000 pending immigration cases in the agency's courts. Since 2011, more than 200,000 cases have been added to the court's docket and backlog is likely to continue growing. Currently there are only around 275 judges hearing the cases, that is nearly 2,000 pending cases per judge with more cases keep coming in every day. This massive backlog is just another symptom of our broken immigration system that needs a fix at its root.

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