Boston Immigration Court Second Only to California for Delays

December 2, 2010 § 1 Comment

In Boston, six judges are juggling 8642 cases. Nationwide, the number of unresolved cases before the immigration courts hit an “all-time high’’ of 261,083, and have been pending an average of 456 days. Immigration judges are appointed by the attorney general, under the Department of Justice, and are responsible for deciding federal immigration cases and interpreting immigration law. They hold hearings on whether foreigners accused by the Department of Homeland Security of violating immigration laws should be allowed to stay in the United States or be deported. Immigrants can appeal their cases to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Though they handle administrative law, immigration judges deal with high-stakes issues. For instance, judges consider requests for asylum from immigrants who fear persecution in their homelands, preside over deportation hearings, and decide whether to release immigrants on bond or detain them. In Boston, immigrants from more than 150 countries have court cases pending, including Haiti, Laos, Lebanon, Nigeria, and Mexico. The report stated Guatemalans had the highest number, 1,220 cases, pending in Boston’s court, followed by Brazilians, with 1,025 cases. (boston globe)

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