NPR: Border Crossings Slow But Immigration Courts Still Face Backlog

National Public Radio (NPR) reports that, according to President of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) Dana Leigh Marks, the number of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the U.S. illegally may be down, but that decrease has not yet translated into a lighter caseload for immigration judges. Due to a new initiative to prioritize cases in terms of “last in, first out,” immigration courts are now working on more recent arrivals rather than cases of children who have been in our system the longest.

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