Stopping arrests’ is out of the question….
Trump and his Asst Stephen Miller are NEVER gonna catch up….
President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement program is failing because of an immigration court backlog crisis. If he doesn’t eliminate that backlog soon, the population of undocumented aliens will be substantially larger when he leaves office than it was when he began his presidency.
The immigration court has never had enough immigration judges to keep up with its caseload. As of July 17, there were only 330 immigration judges for the 58 immigration courts, and there are only five vacancies for new judges.
The backlog has risen every year since fiscal 2006. It reached 733,365 cases in June 2018. When the five vacancies are filled, there will be approximately 2,200 cases per judge, with more coming in every day.
The average wait time for a hearing is 717 days — just shy of two years.
In the first two quarters of fiscal 2018, the immigration court only completed 92,009 cases. At this rate, the immigration court will have completed only 184,000 cases when fiscal 2018 ends on Sept. 30.
Even if DHS stopped arresting deportable aliens, it would take the immigration court four years to eliminate its backlog….