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New Proposal to Add Judges to Help Clear Immigration Backlog (Eng/Esp)

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A new congressional budget was recently passed that would add fifty-five new immigration judges to help process the nation’s many backlogged immigration cases. The budget managed to pass a congressional subcommittee through an important vote this past Thursday, and seeks to add the new judges as early as October.

A new congressional budget was recently passed that would add fifty-five new immigration judges to help process the nation’s many backlogged immigration cases. The budget managed to pass a congressional subcommittee through an important vote this past Thursday, and seeks to add the new judges as early as October.

Many are calling this bill “historic,” after it was learned that funding for this bill appears to be secure. The hope is that once the new judges are hired, cases will be able to be reviewed by judges at a much faster pace, hopefully catching up on the backlog within the next few years.

At the moment, there are currently 59 federal immigration courts and 241 immigration judges employed by the Department of Justice that are responsible for looking over thousands of cases. As a result, wait times for certain cases can vary from months up to 900 days- or two and a half years.          

The funds are being requested through the House Appropriations Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee, which it just passed. The next step is for a full committee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee and a final vote by all representatives. It is expected to pass easily.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, who proposed the budget plan expressed his motivation for this plan. He stated that he is attempting to mend a broken system. Instead of adding more Border Patrol agents and developing more detention centers which only add to the backlog, he says that this bill is meant to find a solution to the source of the problem. There is no word for when the next vote will take place.

A new congressional budget was recently passed that would add fifty-five new immigration judges to help process the nation’s many backlogged immigration cases. The budget managed to pass a congressional subcommittee through an important vote this past Thursday, and seeks to add the new judges as early as October.

Many are calling this bill “historic,” after it was learned that funding for this bill appears to be secure. The hope is that once the new judges are hired, cases will be able to be reviewed by judges at a much faster pace, hopefully catching up on the backlog within the next few years.

At the moment, there are currently 59 federal immigration courts and 241 immigration judges employed by the Department of Justice that are responsible for looking over thousands of cases. As a result, wait times for certain cases can vary from months up to 900 days- or two and a half years.          

The funds are being requested through the House Appropriations Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee, which it just passed. The next step is for a full committee hearing of the House Appropriations Committee and a final vote by all representatives. It is expected to pass easily.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, who proposed the budget plan expressed his motivation for this plan. He stated that he is attempting to mend a broken system. Instead of adding more Border Patrol agents and developing more detention centers which only add to the backlog, he says that this bill is meant to find a solution to the source of the problem. There is no word for when the next vote will take place.

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Un nuevo presupuesto del Congreso fue recientemente aprobado que agregaría cincuenta y cinco nuevos jueces de inmigración para ayudar a procesar la nación tiene muchos casos de inmigración atrasados. El presupuesto lograron pasar un Subcomité del Congreso a través de una votación importante el pasado el jueves y busca agregar a los nuevos jueces tan pronto como octubre.


Muchos llaman a este proyecto de ley "histórica", después se supo que la financiación para este proyecto parece ser seguro. La esperanza es que una vez que los nuevos jueces son contratados, los casos serán capaces ser revisado por los jueces en un mucho más rápido ritmo, esperemos que ponernos en la cartera de pedidos dentro de los próximos años.


Por el momento, actualmente hay 59 Juzgados federales de inmigración y jueces de inmigración 241 empleados por el Departamento de Justicia que se encargan de revisando miles de casos. Como resultado, los tiempos para ciertos casos pueden variar desde meses hasta 900 días o dos y medio años de espera. 


Los fondos están siendo solicitados a través de la Subcomisión de comercio-justicia-ciencia casa los créditos, que acaba de. El siguiente paso es para una audiencia del Comité de créditos de casa y una votación final por todos los representantes del Comité completo. Se espera que pasen fácilmente.


Congresista Henry Cuellar, quien propuso que el plan presupuestario expresado su motivación para este plan. Afirmó que él está tratando de reparar un sistema roto. En lugar de añadir a más agentes de la patrulla fronteriza y desarrollar más centros de detención que sólo se suman a la cartera de pedidos, dice que este proyecto de ley está destinado a encontrar una solución a la fuente del problema. No hay palabra para cuando la próxima votación llevará a cabo.

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