“To be waiting and waiting is an anguish for me.” This is a quote from an immigrant who now calls New York home. Delays in our nations courts are keeping families apart with an average two-year wait for cases to begin being processed.
President Trump is sending judges from various parts of the country to courts by southern borders. This is part of the administrations restrictions on illegal immigration. This is particularly detrimental to New York City, with the busiest immigration court in the nation. Currently there are around 80,000 court cases pending. Some consider this to be strategic in discouraging people from making illegal crossings.
It is uncertain how strategic this shift in judges may be. It seems that illegal crossings are inevitable and that removing judges from backlogged courts is not a proper allocation of resources.