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Attorney General Jeff Sessions: US courts must speed up the processing of 650,000 illegal immigrant cases
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered courts Wednesday to speed up illegal immigrant cases, as a surge in arrests since President Donald Trump took office has jammed up the courts.
Immigration courts are facing a backlog of some 650,000 cases, Sessions said.
Despite a crackdown on border-crossers and the addition of 50 judges since the start of the year, he said, “we nevertheless face a steady stream of criticism that we are overwhelmed, that the backlog is intractable.”
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