Current backlog of immigration cases
Throughout history, the US has always had a high flow of immigrants. This is mainly due to the fact that the country attracts thousands of people from all over the world thanks to its economic stability, job opportunities, social security, public benefits, inter alia.
It is worth mentioning that this North American country draws the attention of all kinds of foreign populations and that is why it has found great strength in racial diversity and multicultural integration. By this, we mean that the US welcomes different communities, from highly skilled foreign workers and international students, to immigrants who urgently need international protection.
However, in recent years, the local immigration system has undergone a number of quite prominent changes and there is currently a rather high backlog of immigration cases, especially when it comes to vulnerable communities such as asylum seekers, who are people trying to flee persecution, war, violence, famine and other precarious and risky situations.
In fact, before President Joe Biden took office in late January 2021, there were already roughly 1.3 million political asylum cases pending. This figure has grown exponentially in recent years due to:
- Restrictive policies implemented by former President Donald Trump’s administration (2017-2021), which tried to narrow the alternatives available to the most vulnerable immigrant communities.
- The arrival of the global Coronavirus pandemic, which paused immigration almost entirely, but also contributed to the alarming backlog of immigration cases.
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Immigration judges need more resources to expedite pending cases
Now that the Biden administration is trying to streamline most immigration processes to reduce the backlog of pending cases and to be able to offer international assistance to immigrants who need it most, immigration judges across the US, who number approximately 500, are asking for better conditions to complete their tasks effectively and efficiently.
In fact, according to a report by NBC News, several immigration judges have raised their voices and commented on the current situation and the high workload they must face on a daily basis, apart from the fact that they are in charge of deciding the future of asylum seekers in the US, which undoubtedly increases the pressure on them.
Immigration judges say they need more supporting staff, be it more judges or assistants, in order to streamline the processing of political asylum cases and improve the immigration system in general.
Adding to that, they state that they have already been under a lot of work pressure for several years because the Trump administration tried to intervene in their work and expedite removal (deportation) processes by all possible means.
Use your time wisely and organize your immigration case!
The backlog of immigration cases is not an impediment for you to start your immigration journey in the US following legal guidelines and the advice of reliable experts. In fact, the situation can be to your advantage as you will have the possibility to effectively organize the necessary documentation for your particular case and submit a solid immigration application.
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