EOIR Case Backlog Spurs Minor Fixes, GAO Update Says

Law360 (April 19, 2018, 8:16 PM EDT) -- The Executive Office for Immigration Review has so far implemented one recommendation and initiated plans for 10 others that the U.S. Government Accountability Office suggested in June as a way to address a judicial hiring slump and a booming number of unresolved immigration cases, the GAO said in an update on Wednesday.

The GAO's initial report back in June found that unresolved cases more than doubled to 437,000 between 2006 and 2016 as the EOIR fell behind on filling open judge slots and developing effective workforce plans, and the GAO recommended a number of ways the agency could implement management changes...

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