Immigration court backlog surpasses record-breaking 3M pending cases - report | 27 Dec 2023 | Despite hiring hundreds of new judges, the nation's immigration court backlog under Joe Biden has reached a record level, ballooning to more than 3 million pending cases in November, according to a new report. The backlog has grown by about 1 million cases since November 2022, according to data compiled by Syracuse University's Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC. Record levels of migrants crossing the southern US border under Biden, 81, have left immigration judges swamped, according to the TRAC report, with each judge now handling an average of 4,500 cases. "If every person with a pending immigration case were gathered together, it would be larger than the population of Chicago, the third largest city in the United States," the report notes.

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