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Trump Immigration Crackdown Straining Courts, Advocates Say

28 July 2017 No Comment
A worker inspects a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, opposite the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez. Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters file

A worker inspects a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, opposite the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez. Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters file

July 23, 2017

Courtesy NBC News

President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on illegal immigration has resulted in temporary reassignments of about one-third of the nation’s immigration judges, a move judges and activists say is only further backlogging already jammed immigration courts.

Dozens of immigration judges have been sent for weeks-long assignments closer to the U.S. border with Mexico following Trump’s executive order aimed at increasing border security.

Judges have also been assigned to detention centers around the country or made to hear cases via teleconferencing.Trump Immigration Crackdown Straining Courts, Advocates Say

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