Immigration Newsletter

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Immigration Court Caseload Tool: Pending Cases and Length of Wait in Immigration Courts

Immigration Court Caseload Tool: Pending Cases and Length of Wait in Immigration Courts: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

In ten years the case backlog at the Boston Immigration Court has basically doubled from just over four thousand pending cases in 2000 to over eight thousand pending cases in 2010. I have been requesting that the Department of Justice open a court in New Hampshire to serve the Northern New England States for all of that time to no avail.

The Department of Homeland Security has enough money to build a nice, new, two story building across the street from my office...and to refurbish the Norris Cotton Federal Building in Manchester so that ICE can move in next year.

But apparently DOJ has no money (or no interest, it is hard to tell which) to set up a single judge that could handle the cases from the three Northern New England states and reduce the bottleneck at the Boston Immigration Court.