275,316 - that's the number of cases pending in immigration court as the backlog of deportation cases has increased 48% since 2008 - a new record. A lot of this has to do with the massive increase in immigration enforcement that has occurred in this Administration (which the antis deny is actually happening at all). EOIR is trying to keep up - 50 new judges have been hired recently. But they need more money to ensure people get reasonably fast processing and also to ensure that Immigration Judges have manageable caseloads. There are some courts with judges so overloaded that it is very difficult for people to get a fair hearing. I've heard immigration court described as having the "busyness of a traffic court with cases having the consequences of a capital case."