President Trump began taking care of that today. Please welcome the new judges: Nina M. Carbone, Jennifer I. Gaz, Charlotte S. Marquez, Jose L. Peñalosa Jr., Donald W. Thompson, David C. Whipple, and Ryan R. Wood.
Their investiture ceremony was Friday, which means they are good to go.
Liberals gave gloated about the problem for months.
From the New York Times on November 16:
ARLINGTON, Va. — Walk into the immigration court here, and scenes of a justice system in collapse abound.
In the overflowing courtrooms, one judge raced through hearings, opening 85 cases on a recent day, and several others were not far behind.
The judge in Courtroom 2 had unsettling news for Edhite Pouken Shienji, a woman from Cameroon seeking asylum. After 14 years of delays, she was finally scheduled for a hearing. But at the last minute, the judge was reassigned to handle the cases of some migrants from Central America. Her hearing was postponed once again — to 2019.That means Shienji had a couple more years to roam the country as if she belongs here.
From the Mother Jones on March 31:
There are currently more than 542,000 cases pending before 301 immigration judges, according to records obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. Only about 280 of those judges hear cases, and they may have as many as 1,500 cases on their dockets at any given time. They often hear 30 or more cases a day, and complete nearly 800 cases per year. In comparison, federal district judges generally complete 500 cases a year. For more than a decade, advocates have been calling for more immigration judges, without much luck. In 2006, then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales called for more resources, including 40 new judges, to deal with what was then a backlog of 169,000 cases. (He then tried to fill those spots with Republican loyalists, and later resigned amid a scandal over politicized hiring at the DOJ.) Last year, Human Rights First, an international human rights organization, calculated that 524 judges completing 500 cases per year would eliminate the backlog by 2023.Huh? 500 cases a year? That's two cases a day. Surely judges could do 5,000 a year and get it done.
But if it takes 1,000 judges, so be it. It's not as if there is a shortage of young lawyers looking a job. With salaries ranging from $124,263 to $163,317 a year, plenty of good lawyers will apply. Especially the ones working as baristas.
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