Circuit Judges Decry Immigration Case 'Tsunami'

, Legal Times

Speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting, two federal appeals judges and the chair of the Board of Immigration Appeal painted a bleak picture of a growing crisis in the adjudication of immigration cases. Second Circuit Judge Robert Katzmann and 9th Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown said that the crisis is fueled by increased enforcement and detention, bad or non-existent lawyering for immigrants facing deportation, as well as overwhelmed judges. "It's like a tsunami," McKeown said.

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