As of June 2016, the number of cases awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts has reached an all-time high of 496,704, according to government court data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University.
While the backlog is still increasing, the hiring of 34 new Immigration Judges since February has helped to slow the rate of growth. Unfortunately, the sheer number of cases awaiting resolution still represents an average of 1,819 cases for each of the 273 judges now on the bench. The number of pending priority cases involving women with children has been rising the fastest.
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