December 13: The backlog in America’s immigration courts
US Immigration courts have nearly 1.5 million pending cases in their dockets—the most on record and nearly triple the number from 2016.
Source: The Economist
Published: November 2021
The backlog in America’s immigration courts
Gaining legal entry into the United States has never been an easy process, and it seems to only be getting harder. US Immigration courts have nearly 1.5 million pending cases in their dockets—the most on record and nearly triple the number from 2016. The average wait time for a case to be processed through the system is two and a half years.
My mother in law has spent over 7 years now working on this process due to changes in administration, laws, and other legal system issues. They have spent over 10k on lawyers to support with this issue as well. She came into this country in the 1980's and has her own business, files taxes, supports her community.. and this is how she is repaid. Meanwhile they are talking about giving half a million to new immigrants who are coming illegally.
Pretty crazy to me.. But we are very happy to say that she is now only week away from being back in this country- Legally!!
This is very good information and it happened to be good subject for today. Today is the anniversary of coming to the USA for me in 1986, the wait than was 3 months. By 1994 when I applied for my citizenship the wait was 12 months just to open you case file.
Sad that it is that slows now just to see your case.