U.S. attorney General Jeff sessions on Wednesday adopted into the ranks of the Ministry of justice 44 new judges on immigration cases as reported to the Department, it is the largest one-time recruitment of judges of this kind in U.S. history.
The administration of President trump is currently trying to cope with the crisis at the border separated immigrant families who subsequently decided to reunite as a policy of “zero tolerance” has led to an unprecedented accumulation of pending immigration cases.
According to court documents, now still separated from their parents of about 400 children, while the court set the deadline for the reunion came another 45 days ago.
According to the research company Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, are still pending more than 700 000 immigration cases.
During the welcoming ceremony, which took place Monday in Virginia, sessions said, “Counting you and our judges, we now have a record number of immigration judges in history.”
“But we don’t stop there: we’ll attract more judges to the end of this calendar year to increase their number by 50 percent compared to the beginning of the administration trump”, – said the head of the Ministry of justice.
He warned the new judges that they have a lot of work.
“I don’t apologize for the fact that they expect results from you at a high level and efficiency, he said. – Many cases are complex legal issues, but as any person acting as a judge, you have to cope with your list of assigned cases. Things to bring to the end.”
The Ministry of justice has received funding for 100 new immigration judges with assistants in the 2018 fiscal year. With the new kit, currently in the Department there are 351 judge in immigration Affairs, whereas the current budget allows for 384. The Ministry of justice has also requested funding for 150 new prosecutors for the next fiscal year, which begins October 1.