Washington Examiner: 1,800 illegal-immigration cases per judge after case backlog surges above 500,000

eyeglasses and newspaper blue background

There are a whopping 500,000 pending illegal-immigration cases that, divided between the 273 Justice Department immigration lawyers, amount to more than 1,800 cases per judge.

The Washington Examiner has the details:

The number has surged even as the administration has added a handful more judges. The current ratio is 1,819 cases per judge…

But the sheer numbers have forced a huge delay. It currently takes nearly two years — 672 days — for a case to get to court. During that time, the illegals are allowed into the country and several reports show that they rarely make their court date.

The Center for Immigration Studies said in reviewing the new data that the rise of unaccompanied children is a surprise. And they added that many of those youths end up in the hands of smugglers and abusers.

The surge in illegal-immigration cases is costing taxpayers more money; causing national security concerns among local authorities; and precipitating concerns in other areas like crime,  food-stamp fraud and car-crash fatalities. Click here to help Tea Party Patriots urge lawmakers to enforce the immigration laws already on the books.