Sessions Pushes Immigration Courts To Handle Cases Quickly

By Tiffany Hu (December 8, 2017, 2:02 PM EST) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for a "concerted effort" to address the increased backlog of pending immigration cases, pushing immigration courts to work more efficiently to adjudicate approximately 650,000 cases — a number that has almost doubled since 2011 and continues to mount under the Trump administration.

In a memo to the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Sessions on Wednesday identified recent efforts, including the hiring of 60 additional judges in the next six months, to realign the agency towards completing cases fairly in accordance with its mission of "fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly administering the immigration laws."

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