DOJ Works to Ease Ballooning Immigration Case Backlog

Grappling with an inherited backlog that has ballooned to 1 million deportation cases, a years-long wait for hearings and White House pressure, the Executive Office for Immigration Review is buying real estate for new courts, creating an online filing system, streamlining training and hiring judges. And it still can’t keep up.

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California Auditor Blasts Court Bureaucracy Over $120M Gone Unreported

The council that supervises California’s sprawling court system flouted procurement rules and bypassed controls intended to reduce the risk of fraud, according to a state auditor’s report. The Judicial Council’s trouble with a new accounting program also caused thousands of recent payments worth $120 million to go unreported to the Legislature.

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