Sessions Tells New Immigration Judges To Speed Up Cases

Law360 (September 10, 2018, 6:12 PM EDT) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he had no regrets about demanding that immigration courts process cases quickly in an address to incoming immigration judges in Falls Church, Virginia.

Sessions said that, though immigration judges may be faced with complex cases, they have an obligation to properly manage their dockets and move their proceedings toward a conclusion. He acknowledged that the process of evaluating whether immigrants meet standards for relief in a large volume of cases "present[s] a great challenge," which is why he said he is hiring more judges.

"As you take on this critically important role, I...

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