The Trump administration is dispatching immigration judges from around the country to courts that are closer to the southern border as part of its crackdown on illegal immigration.
News Story (New York)
June 14, 2017
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Tags: Asylum, Courts, Immigration Process
Organizations mentioned/involved: Central American Legal Assistance (Brooklyn)
But through interviews with attorneys and other sources around the country, WNYC determined at least eight of New York City’s 29 immigration judges have been temporarily reassigned since March to hear cases in Texas and Louisiana.
That only makes the problem in New York worse. These days, people are waiting on average more than two years to have their cases heard in the city’s immigration courts.